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Appalachian Overture

By Robert W. Smith

Concert Band - Grade 1
Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Beginning Band. Form: Overture. Folk. Conductor Score & Parts. 260 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD01088).

Item Number: AP.BD01088

ISBN 0757933610.

Appalachian Overture is based on traditional folk song techniques and melodies. In ABA form, the A section melody recreates the 'fiddlin'' sounds of an early American folk celebration while the B section is based on the traditional Shaker Song. A welcome addition to the concert/contest literature for young concert bands.
Concert; Contest/Festival.

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  • 2010-01-31 00:00:00.0 Symphonic Band 2010

    Robert W. Smith is awesome! :) He conducted this piece with the district 3 Symphonic Band 2010. We had to learn this along with other songs that he wrote in less than six hours for our concert that same day. What a challenge! I love that song! At first, it was...

    hard sightreading it. (mostly because I was still tired) After a few tries, I really appreciated learning to play the song! :)

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