To a Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51)
By Edward MacDowell / arr. Robert Sheldon
Sound Innovations for Band
Eward MacDowell (1860--1908) was best known for his compositions for piano including his suites Woodland Sketches, Sea Pieces, and New England Idylls. Woodland Sketches includes his most popular short piece, "To a Wild Rose." This gentle tune is beautiful in its simplicity, and is scored now for concert band in this very playable setting. (1:40) "To a Wild Rose" correlates to Book 2, Level 2 of Sound Innovations for Concert Band.