Off to Minnesota
(for mandolin orchestra)

by John Goodin

In 2007 I wrote something that I thought of as a schottische or a hornpipe based on the classic tune "Off to California" that I titled "Off to Minnesota." Decorah, Iowa is only about 15 miles south of the Minnesota state line and we frequently head north to visit the big city or to play music. A couple of years later I expanded the tune somewhat to create a mandolin orchestra version for my friends in the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra.

The Minnesota folks played this piece during their showcase at the 2012 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America and Mark Davis arranged with me to procur the music for the Providence Mandolin Orchestra. I am very pleased that both of these groups have performed this piece multiple times in concert.

Here I am making the score available for download, free of charge, and I am offering the opportunity to order the instrumental parts for a modest fee. This is a change from my previous practice of making both score and parts freely available, while offering the option of making a donation via PayPal. This way is both simpler for me to set up and, hopefully, easier for you to navigate. I will offer a full refund if, after purchasing the parts, you are dissatisfied for any reason. The $30 price is in line with what my German publisher (Trekel) charges for my pieces in their catalog.

Click here to view and download the score.

Published by Rosie and Earl Music (ASCAP)

$30 for PDF copies of orchestra parts: mandolin 1 & 2, mandola (both CGDA, alto clef and octave mandolin, treble clef), guitar, mandocello and bass.

(When PayPal notifies me of your payment I will send you the parts attached to an email. I will include a statement verifying that this is a one-time payment which allows you and your group to create as many copies of the parts as necessary for your use.)

John Goodin, November 12, 2015

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Created on November 4, 2015