Mousetail Shuffle

Price: 
$105.00

Mousetail Shuffle

Arranger/Composer: 

Stamp, Jack

Item Code:
30245
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

With a title taken from a place in Tennessee called Mousetail Park and Mousetail Landing, Mousetail Shuffle is a combination of classical compositional techniques fused with a funky melodic and harmonic setting that is sure to get get you and your audience up and out of your seats!

Program Notes

At their 2021 Biennial Convention, I received the American School Band Directors Association’s “Edwin Franco Goldman Award” for my service to the school band movement. Every two years, I am reminded of how much my teaching philosophy aligns with that of ASBDA.

At their convention, there is an auction to raise money for the organization. I “pledged” a flex band commission with a minimum bid of $1000. A group of Tennessee band directors seized the opportunity and Mousetail Shuffle was the result. The title comes from a place in Tennessee called Mousetail Park and Mousetail Landing, given the name shortly after the Civil War.

The work is a combination of classic compositional technique fused with a “funky” melodic and harmonic setting.
-J.S.

Grade Level: 4
Copyright: 2022
Number of Players: 5+
Duration: 3:30

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    Instrumentation

    Part 1
    Flute/Piccolo
    Oboe
    B-flat Clarinet

    Part 2
    Oboe
    B-flat Clarinet
    B-flat Trumpet

    Part 3
    B-flat Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone
    B-flat Trumpet
    F Horn

    Part 4
    Tenor Saxophone/Baritone T.C.
    Trombone
    Euphonium

    Part 5
    Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon
    Baritone Saxophone
    Tuba

    Percussion
    Bells [optional]
    Percussion 1 [2 players]: Snare Drum/Cowbell, Bass Drum/Woodblock
    Percussion 2 [2 players]: Tambourine, 2 Concert Toms