MacDowell: To a Wild Rose (FREE PDF)


MacDowell’s ‘To a Wild Rose’ is the perfect miniature.  A real delight for wind quintet – and free to download!

  • Instruments : fl. ob. cl.(in Bb) bn. hn.
  • Difficulty : B – approx. ABRSM Grade 4
  • Duration : 1’10
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Edward MacDowell (1860 –1908) was an American composer and pianist of the Romantic period. To a Wild Rose is the first of his piano suite entitled Ten Woodland Sketches (1896).  This gentle tune is beautiful in its simplicity and is easily MacDowell’s most popular work.

A charming (and very miniature) freebie, perfect for background music – and garden parties?


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