Off to the Races

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LKMP X105021/ HL 128538

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Woodwind Quintet
"Off to the Races!" is a set of three American songs adapted for woodwind quintet with the common theme of horse racing. The music was created to celebrate the composer’s trip to Murray State University in Kentucky, a state famous for its races. The movements are based on Stephen Foster’s "Camptown Races," the British folksong "Stewball Was a Race Horse," and "The Home Stretch," which is based on two familiar American songs.