About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press (BMP no. 14)
Duration: 5 min.
Written: 1982, published 2005, 1st ed.
Level: High School/College/Pro
Instrumentation: Winds & Percussion with harpsichord (or samples).
Notated for: picc (1), fl (3), ob (1), Sop. Eb cl (1), Bb cl (3), alto cl (1), bsn (1), ctr. bsn (1), a. sax (2), t. sax (2), bar. sax (1), Bb tpt (2), Bb crnt (2), Bb flg hrn (1), F hrn (4), tbn (2), b. tbn (1), euph (2), tba (1), 4 perc., string bass (C ext.) (1). (There are substitute parts included in parts pack and listed in score.)
Reading demo CD avail.: UNT Wind Ensemble, Corporon at baton.
Subject: programmatic, American Pastoral evoking the great plains of the Central US. Specifically, South Dakota: "Pilamaya, Oahe!" (Lakota Sioux) means "Thank you, Oahe!" in reference to the Oahe Dam area near Pierre, S.D. on the Missouri River - the cultural and geographical inspiration.
Helps: Audience notes, perf. notes, in score with composer bio.
More: see more score pages, etc. with order info at buckthornstudios.com/instrumental.htm
Version: Wind Ensemble/Concert Band, 1st ed.
Year composed: 2005
Ensemble type: Band:Wind Ensemble
Instrumentation: 1 Harpsichord, 1 Double bass
Instrumentation notes: Special: One string double bass, with C extension, minimum, more OK. No divisi part. Must Solo - at ending - for pitch control.
Harpsichord needed at beginning and ending. Acoustic recommended.