Alyssa Reit

American Songs

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 0:07:51

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: brass quintet

Instruments: horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba

Publisher: 7 Stars Publishing

Score PDF: american_songs_score-5.pdf

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Description: This medley of beloved American classics—including Blue Tail Fly, Arkansas Traveler, Shenedoah, and Oh, Suzannah!—is a highly successful concert work. Reviews: “ the time this sequence got past ‘Jimmie Crack Corn’ and ‘Arkansas Traveler,’ and a close-harmony brass rendition of ‘Shenendoah,’ with fragments of‘ Turkey in the Straw’ and ‘O Susanna’ folded in, if there had been an aisle around I would have been dancing in it.”— Paul Kresh, Musical Heritage Review “Despite the fact that I am not normally drawn to song medleys, I greatly enjoyed the intelligent arrangement by Alyssa Hess Reit...” -- Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide “On behalf of the Eastern Brass Quintet, I would like to thank you for your “American Songs.” It has been a tremendous success in every way,...” - Richard Green, Eastern Brass Quintet

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