Arkansas composer Henry Morschheimer’s “Arkansas Serenade” waltz is presented here in an arrangement for the instrumentation of Alford’s “Hungry Five” series of Polka/German band books. In this edition, the melody gets passed back and forth between the various instruments along with a number of other active lines and transitions to keep things interesting for players and listeners alike.
This fun arrangement fits right in with the style of the other traditional Hungry Five pieces. There are no extreme range requirements in this arrangement (other than some lovely chalumeau register clarinet lines and a trombone part that briefly reaches its way up to an A-flat) and the technical challenges shouldn’t be out of reach for intermediate players so even fairly young ensembles could include this on a German band performance. Ready to go for adding a fine waltz to your Oktoberfest gig!