�I�m walkin� to New Orleans, I�m going to need two pairs of shoes. When I get through walkin� to you, when I get back to New Orleans.� � Fats Domino

Concert Notes Slidell was one of many towns in Louisiana that were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, where, this spring break, I helped reconstruct destroyed homes with Habitat for Humanity. In the summer of 2005, one of the worst natural disasters in American history hit the Southern United States seaboard, costing over a thousand lives and billions of dollars of damage. Reports say that there were 1,000 dead fish on the city streets of Slidell. Little more than half the population of New Orleans has returned. This string quartet is dedicated to those who continue to rebuild from the ruins.

Notes to the Performer This composition is in rondo (ABACA) form. The first theme that reappears again is a heroic, earthy celebration. The B Section (m. 36), is a more lyrical, romantic waltz, that can be played with much freedom of strict tempo. The C section (m. 78) is a soulful blues, so feel free to add whatever jazzy ornamentations you feel. Returning to the A theme at the end (m. 106), the piece concludes with �The Star Spangled Banner� and �O Canada� snippets, as well as a rousing coda.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

Licensing for this music

This score was published on Score Exchange by Benjamin Sajo. When you buy it, you are granted a license that includes the following:

Sharing the file you download
When you buy the score - make multiple copies
When you buy parts - make multiple copies

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Benjamin Sajo has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.