A Holiday Hoedown
(full or chamber orchestra) 5'40"
(Order from Lauren Keiser Music)
A farcical frolic through your holiday favorites! For college, community, or professional ensembles.
Garrison Keillor and Philip Brunelle asked me to write this for Keillor's Christmas Special with the National Symphony in Washington D.C. It was broadcast live nationwide on public radio in 1992. Garrison asked me to fit as many familiar holiday tunes as possible into a five-minute orchestral piece, requesting that I close with a quote of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from the Messiah. The piece has received numerous performances by orchestras throughout the country.