From the Banks to the Blue Ridge

Grade Level: 4

Premiere info: The St. Olaf Band, composer conducting

Duration: 7:00

Published by Bandworks Publications

Program Note:

For those who have not traveled to North Carolina, two of the state’s most breathtaking natural features are the Outer Banks and the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the Banks to the Blue Ridge attempts to express the beauty of these places through styles of music that are rooted in the rich culture and history of North Carolina – Appalachian folk songs, African American work songs, and hymn singing.