Cumberland Cross

Grade 2

Item #: B-B04207     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

This original composition for young band explores American folk style with the use of pentatonic melodies and traditional folk song harmonies. It is written in two sections with a short coda.

The A section is a largo tempo chorale, and the B section is a lively dance reminiscent of Copland’s Hoedown.

The coda effectively ends the piece with a brief recapitulation of both themes.

It is three minutes and fifteen seconds in length, and of medium difficulty level (grade two in the Texas UIL list).