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In Priase Of Johnny Appleseed Lou Harrison Master Percussion Ensemble SeriesItem #: WB.0357B
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Composed by Lou Harrison.
Percussion. Grade/Level: INTERMEDIATE ADVANCE. 48 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.0357B)
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This original ballet was first performed in a concert at the Little Theater in the Fairmont Hotel in San Fransisco in 1942. The essential subject is the battle of our love between our planet, with all that is on it, and the super-big forest killing mythic swaggert Paul Bunyan (The In-Group Destroyer). Johnny Appleseed is the Hero. The eight movements are titled: I.The Trumpets of Heaven; II. Seed; III. Coronation; IV. The Battle with Bunyan; V. Fruition; VI. Meeting with the Ancient Days; VII. Ode; VIII. Whoops for Johnny. Player I: Vibraphone, 6 Lengths of Steel Conduit Pipe, Pipe Claves, Wood Claves. Player II: 5 cowbells, 1 pair of sistrums (metal maracas), 1 pair of maracas, wooden box, marimba. Player III: 5 TOM TOMS, BASS DRUM, CLOCK COILS. INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SCORE.