Saddle Up! (Orchestra Version)
for Full Orchestra
by Stephen Hill (ASCAP)
SARAHTIM Music Publishing
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Saddle-Up! This "Western" themed piece was written over the weekend of
March 11-13, 2016. I was home with a cold and looking through some old
pictures. I was inspired by the picture of my teacher, Dr. McBeth holding his
saddle. I reflected on my childhood memories of watching old western movies
with Roy Rogers and John Wayne. Western movies such as The Cowboys,
Rio Bravo, El Dorado, Big Jake, Chisholm, The Magnificent Seven, Silverado,
and Lonesome Dove. There were also the many western-themed TV shows,
The Riflemen, The High Chaparral, Wagon Train, Rawhide, Bonanza,
The Big Valley, The Virginian, and The Wild, Wild West. All special
memories of my childhood.
Years ago, I was given this cup by one of my students. It sits on the desk of my
home studio. The title Saddle-Up!, is borrowed from the John Wayne quote on
the cup - "Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."
Saddle-Up! was not commissioned by any group and was simply written for the
sheer fun of it. It was composed as a gift for, and dedicated to the Ouachita
Baptist University, Wind Ensemble, Dr. Craig Hamilton, Director.
Outline of Saddle Up!
Ms. 0-7 - Rise and Shine!...We’re Burning Daylight!...Breaking camp
Ms. 8-19 - Saddle-Up!...Move ‘em out.
Ms. 20-51 - The Drive
Ms. 52-64 - Sunset on the Prairie
Ms. 65-101 - A Night under the Stars
Ms.102-109 - Sunrise
Ms. 110-116 - Rise and Shine!...We’re Burning Daylight!...Breaking camp
Ms. 117-126 - Saddle-Up!...Move ‘em out
Ms. 127-150 - There’s nothing like bringing in a herd.
Composed - March, 2016