Wind Ensemble/8'30"/Difficulty - Hard/2005
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Full Score (11x17 paper)
First Performance (parts)
Performed the Florida State University Wind Orchestra
conducted by Richard Clary
Marvin Goldstein, accordion
This work — my first original, non-transcribed piece for wind ensemble — tells the story of an Old West saloon. “Sasparilla” (that’s the slangified spelling) used to be a liquor, but now it’s essentially a type of root beer. As you listen to “Sasparilla,” imagine Bugs Bunny in 1860, somewhere out West, getting drunk, riding to Mexico on horseback, and getting into trouble.
April 17, 2005
conducted by Scott Weiss
Consortium organized by Scott Weiss of Lamar University
With funding from:
California State University Stanislaus
Florida State University
University of Kansas
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University.