by H. Owen Reed (Grade 5, 4:45)
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing country hoe-down this is it. Based on an old American square dance fiddle tune, this work is pure fun and expertly crafted with alternating woodwind and brass writing. Also includes an optional solo fiddle part for the introduction.
“Reed’s ‘Missouri Shindig’ is one of the few works for band that can truly be called Americana. The flavor of Copland’s ‘Hoe-down’ resonates through this charming yet challenging opus. It is a joy to perform!” – Stanley DeRusha, Director of Orchestral Activities, Butler University