One of America’s best loved songs began as a sea shanty. The Shenandoah spoken of in the song is not about a place, but is about an Indian chief living along the Missouri River. This arrangement opens with a haunting Flute 1 and Alto Flute duet. The instruments are featured in various combinations throughout the piece to explore the different of colors produced by the flute choir. The harmonies and rhythms are altered during various sections – most notably a duet between the Bass Flute and Alto Flute. All instruments have a turn at the melody at some point in this arrangement.
Scored for piccolo, 3 flutes, alto (alternate C-flute part included) and bass flute.