Instrumentation: Woodwind Choir
This arrangement was designed for Middle School and easy High School use in situations where there are no (or few) color instruments such as oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophones. The arrangements will sound complete with only flutes, clarinets and alto saxophones, but optional parts are provided for those color instruments which when added will add depth and color to the total sound. The two songs included are an important part of American history - 'Chester' and 'Yankee Doodle.' Interesting historical notes are on the score. Keys are F and B-flat major, and ranges are basic for this level. Style, articulations, phrasing and dynamics are all carefully marked to assist in rehearsal time - often quite limited.