GRADE 1 & 2
When looking at the line up for the Klavier/Naxos recording in January 2014, I realized there
was a need for music of a lighter nature and composed "The Twelve Gallon Hat." The original title
"The Nine and a Half Gallon Hat"
however following the first reading session, the musicians
who sight read the piece all agreed that it was at least 12 gallons in size so that is the title.
Fond of western television and film music like Bonanza, Silverado, City Slickers, The Magnificent Seven
and many, many others, I decided to compose a work as a tribute to my favorites. It is a wild ride to be certain
with double tonguing faster than any 6 shooter and woodwind runs flying across the page like tumbleweed.
Tie yourself into the saddle and hang on for this fast and furious romp across the wild, wild, wild west!
The Twelve Gallon Hat
A grade 5 work
Commissioned by the Pensacola Civic Band
In honor of Mr. Don Snowdens Twenty-fifth Season as Conductor
Recorded for the CD
"A Few Notes Between Friends"
By the University of North Texas Symphonic Band
Paula Crider, Conducting
Premiers in Pensacola, Florida in March of 2014
A Rock-em Sock-em Jump in the Saddle and
strap yourself in Western Extravaganza!
Premier Recording coming soon!
SNEAK PREVIEW from the CD
"A Few Notes Among Friends"
Available Fall 2014 !