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Down to the River (Brass Septet)

By Traditional

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Brass Choir or Ensemble, Trumpet in Bb, Flugelhorn, Tenor Horn, Horn in F I, II, III, IVb - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Sarah Playford. Gospel, Spiritual, General Worship, Folk, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Published by Published by Sarah Playford (S0.377439).

Item Number: S0.377439

An intermediate work for Brass Septet arranged by Sarah Playford. Duration 2 minutes 40 seconds. The work is relatively simple but with demanding sections, ideal for demonstrating virtuosity of players. The piece explores clashing harmonies bringing a unique interpretation and instrumental colour to this traditional folk song. Perfect piece for concert or open air performance.

Based on the formally published Slave Song "The Good Old Way" (1867) the exact origin of the melody is unknown but research points heavily to being composed by an African-American slave. The song has since been used in the 2000 feature film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" as well as being interpreted by American bluesgrass-country singer Alison Krauss in 2002.

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