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MC0167 - The Snake Oil Peddler
by COLEMAN, Christopher (b. 1958) (Composer)
Picture of The Snake Oil Peddler
Extra Score -
$48.00
Set of Parts -
$156.00
About The Snake Oil Peddler
Medicine shows traveled around small-town America throughout the 1800s and even into the early 1900s. These were often eleborate affairs with several different musical acts, perhaps a juggler or magician or comedian, and culminating in the presentation of a miracle elixir which became know as "Snake Oil" - for sale for a limited time only, said to cure everything from baldness to death of less than two weeks! What a subject for a piece! Tortuous transformations take the heavy, road weary caravan to the fever pitch and excitment of the Snake Oil Peddler's weaving of malicious spells. Exciting, infectious, a great entertainment for both band and audience alike.
Quick Facts
Year
2010
Period
Modern, Living Composer
Category
Symphonic Band (Gr. 4-5), Band
Genre
Original Works, Jazz/Ragtime
Series
Maecenas Millenium
Grade
5
Copyright Year
2010
Duration - 14:00
Instrumentation – Bn / Wd Sym
Rating
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