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Scenes from Billy the Kid

for Symphonic Band

By Aaron Copland

Concert Band (Score & Parts)
For Symphonic Band. Composed by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Arranged by Quincy C. Hilliard. Boosey & Hawkes Concert Band. Boosey & Hawkes #M051659517. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48006980).

Item Number: HL.48006980

Collage of tunes from the Ballet-Suite of Copland. Included: The Open Prairie • Street in a Frontier Town • Cowboys with Lassos • Mexican Dance and Finale • Gun Battle • Celebration (after Billy's Capture) • Billy's Death • Open Prairie Again. (9:40).

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  • August 27, 2008 Wonderful music in a biased arrangement

    The music in itself is a masterpiece, defining the sound of America in written music. But this arrangement lacks the nerve and ingenuity of the original instrumentation. The instrument groups keep the same role throughout the piece - e. g. the baritones doubling the tubas all the way. The cuts are...

    reasonable, making this selection run almost 10 minutes, which is about half the time of the original suite, but still covering the essence of this piece.

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