American Ballad Variants

Arranged by Andrew Balent
Carl Fischer Performance Series
Full Score - Large
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet I, Trumpet II, Percussion II, Percussion I, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor, Tenor Saxophone, Mallet Percussion, Clarinet II, Oboe, Timpani, Horn, Tuba, Baritone (Bass Clef), Trumpet I, Baritone Saxophone
Item Number: YPS60F
Number of Pages: 16
Duration: 2:45
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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Arranger Balent, Andrew