The theme from the film "The Big Country" is surely the epitome of "Western" music: you can see the cowboys, the cattle, the arid landscape, the waggons spread out before you! Jerome Moross wrote a large amount of music but nothing that quite matched up to the brilliance of this piece. Arranged here for full orchestra by Richard Ling. Score and Parts.
Orchestration: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Alto Saxophone (optional), 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (Side drum, Bass drum, Cymbal, Glockenspiel), Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)