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Thread #102684   Message #2082570
Posted By: EuGene
20-Jun-07 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: Folk music parts for concert band
Subject: RE: Folk music parts for concert band
Thanks Gurney & Susan:

(I'm at work, so I am on and off the compooter somewhat) Some of the tunes I was looking for this morning were: "Golden Vanity", "Peg 'O My Heart", "Clementine", "Little Brown Church in the Wildwood", "Blow the Man Down", and "My Wild Irish Rose". I did find some simple sheet music (piano, guitar, & vocal)for a couple of them, but not a set of parts for a band.

Anyhoo, our little band consists of piccolo; flutes; Bb clarinets; alto & bass clarinets; alto & tenor saxes; cornets & trumpets; french horns; t-bones; baritones; tubas; drums & cymbals - - about 25 members in all.

Sometimes one can find a folk song or two in those little "5 x 7" marching band booklets, but to get a set of them for the whole band would run $150 - $200, more than I could possibly come up with. I do know that a lot of old traditional music was published in the 1st part of the 20th century when small town bands were everywhere -- maybe there are folks who sell that old music and I just haven't found them yet. Also, maybe some small publishing houses sell reprints of the traditional stuff.

Anyone out there know of who might have published such music, as Gurney suggested???   Eu