Saddle Up! (Orchestra Version)

for Full Orchestra
Grade 4-5
by Stephen Hill (ASCAP)
00:00 / 05:30
SARAHTIM Music Publishing
Saddle Up!

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Program Notes

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

Publisher - SARAHTIM Music Publishing (Stephen Hill) ASCAP

Instrumentation - Woodwinds - Piccolo, Flute 1-3, Oboe 1-2, Bb Clarinet 1-3, Bb Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone Brass - Bb Trumpet 1-3, Horn in F 1-4, Trombone 1-3, Euphonium, Tuba Percussion - Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, Wood Block Mallets - Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Harp, Piano Strings 

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