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The Far North Land: Passages for Wind Ensemble

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By Greg Bartholomew

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Concert Band - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Greg Bartholomew. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Repertoire, Recital, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 42 pages. Published by Burke & Bagley (S0.69763).

Item Number: S0.69763

Scored for Piccolo, Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb 1, 2 & 3, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone 1 & 2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bb Trumpet 1, 2 & 3, Horn in F 1 & 2, Trombone 1 & 2, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Snare Drum and Marimba.Also available in arrangements for string quartet, string orchestra, clarinet quartet, clarinet choir and flute quartet. My father enjoyed singing, particularly when the family went on road trips. One of our favorite songs that he sang was “The Far North Land.” Several years ago, my sister recorded our father singing this song for use on the soundtrack of one of her movies. I recently transcribed the song from that recording and used it as the foundation for this piece. My aunts tell me they recall my father singing this song when he was a boy growing up in Minnesota, and that they referred to it as “Fletch’s song.” It was only while working on this piece that I discovered that Duncan, Clear Water and Bear Skin are actual lakes in the border lakes region where Minnesota meets Canada. A "Back to School 2015" feature. .

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