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  • Ancient Desert Drone composed by Henry Cowell (1897-1965). Edited by James Worman. For Concert Band (Score & Parts). G. Schirmer Band/Orchestra. Grade 5. Published by G. Schirmer.

Ancient Desert Drone was composed for orchestra in 1940, at the request of Percy Grainger, who encouraged the idea of using a single pitch “drone” throughout the work (similar to Grainger's own The Immovable Do) and to whom the piece is dedicated. While the work suggests an Eastern charm with its distinctive mode and primitive rhythms, Cowell himself stated there was no particular programmatic intent. This transcription for band is an exotic and welcome addition to the repertoire for winds. Dur: 5:00

Recorded by the Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble – James Worman, conductor.

Ancient Desert Drone (Grade 5)


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Ancient Desert Drone composed by Henry Cowell (1897-1965). Edited by James Worman. For Concert Band (Score & Parts). G. Schirmer Band/Orchestra. Grade 5. Published by G. Schirmer.

Ancient Desert Drone was composed for orchestra in 1940, at the request of Percy Grainger, who encouraged the idea of using a single pitch “drone” throughout the work (similar to Grainger's own The Immovable Do) and to whom the piece is dedicated. While the work suggests an Eastern charm with its distinctive mode and primitive rhythms, Cowell himself stated there was no particular programmatic intent. This transcription for band is an exotic and welcome addition to the repertoire for winds. Dur: 5:00

Recorded by the Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble – James Worman, conductor.

Instrumentation:

CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 16 pages

PICCOLO 1 page

FLUTE 1 2 pages

FLUTE 2 2 pages

FLUTE 3 2 pages

OBOE 1 2 pages

OBOE 2 1 page

ENGLISH HORN 2 pages

BB SOPRANO SAX 2 pages

EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2 pages

EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2 pages

BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 pages

EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 2 pages

BB TRUMPET 1 1 page

BB TRUMPET 2 1 page

BB TRUMPET 3 1 page

F HORN 1 2 pages

F HORN 2 1 page

F HORN 3 2 pages

F HORN 4 1 page

TROMBONE 1 1 page

TROMBONE 2 1 page

BASS TROMBONE 1 page

EUPHONIUM IN TREBLE CLEF 2 pages

EUPHONIUM IN BASS CLEF 2 pages

TUBA 1 page

STRING BASS 2 pages

PERCUSSION 1 2 pages

PERCUSSION 2 2 pages

PERCUSSION 3 1 page

PERCUSSION 4 1 page

PERCUSSION 5 2 pages

TIMPANI 2 pages

BASSOON 1 2 pages

BASSOON 2 1 page

BB CLARINET 1 2 pages

BB CLARINET 2 2 pages

BB CLARINET 3 2 pages

BB CLARINET 4 2 pages

BB BASS CLARINET 2 pages

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