Stephenson: American Folksongs, Woodwind Quartet No. 1 for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Code: JP5137 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0647-7
American folksongs are both native and foreign-born. Like pizza, jazz and football, we Americans have at times borrowed ideas and made them our own. We both adopt and adapt. Robert Stephenson has composed two woodwind quartets based on “American” folksongs. Quartet No. 1 features an African-American spiritual, a Scottish-American sailor’s song, Irish-American and all-American love songs and lullabies with roots in England and Africa.
Quartet No. 1 has three movements: (1) "Sweet Betsy and All the Pretty Little Horses," (2) "The Riddle and Swing Low," and (3) Four Fish and Peter Grey." The quartet is scored for flute, oboe, clarinet in A/B-flat, and bassoon. Score and individual parts are included. Total duration: approximately 10 minutes.
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NOTE:An alternate part with all movements transposed for clarinet in B-flat is available as a separate purchase for an extra $3.50. This alternate part is not required, but can be used for performances where clarinet in A is not available. Select the preferred option listed above BEFORE adding to your shopping cart.
Robert Stephenson's Woodwind Quartet No. 2 can be viewed by clicking JP5138.