American Ballad Variants

Arranged by Andrew Balent
Carl Fischer Performance Series
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute, Timpani, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Percussion II, Trumpet I, Tuba, Percussion I, Mallet Percussion, Baritone (Bass Clef), Tenor, Horn, Trumpet II
Item Number: YPS60
Number of Pages: 16
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

A fresh and spirited treatment of the traditional American ballad Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, this fine piece for a developing band starts with a slow and atmospheric introduction featuring solos by flute and trumpet that hint at the tune. The main section sets the ballad to a driving Latin beat, but the slow reflective mood returns at the end with solos for clarinet, bass clarinet and flute.

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Additional Information

Arranger Balent, Andrew