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Red Gully

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format String Orchestra
Composer George Sweet
Publisher Carl Fischer, Llc
Grade 2
Series Hs C Ms A 2014

Price: $50.00

Catalog #YAS119

UPC code: 798408091408

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Red Gully Composed by George Sweet. For String Orchestra. Published by Carl Fischer, Llc. (YAS119)

If you think about it, film scores could be considered today's "classical" music.  Several writers have developing a real flair for composing pieces that sound as if they could be movie music - but they are actually solid teaching pieces that make great concert numbers.  George Sweet is one of those writers that has the knack and The Red Gully is a great example of the genre.  A programmatic description of a place from his childhood, you can almost see yourself coming upon the gully in the woods and enjoying the adventures that ensue as the melody tumbles over a jauntily syncopated accompaniment.  The two sharps in the key signature are often naturalized as the harmonic structure rolls from A to G to F, sounding very modern, but tonal.  Toward the end, some bell tones in a mixed meter section crank up the intensity and it ends big in A minor.  And it all sounds like it could be the soundtrack to a non-existent movie.

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