William McClelland








The Ballad of Don and Dan

for Mixed Chorus SATB, piano, electric guitar, electric bass and drums.

Text by Ian Frazier
From news items, 1984-1985
: ca. 10'45"

The Ballad of Don and Dan is
based on local news stories about a crime that occurred in western Montana in 1984. Writer Ian Frazier wrote the lyrics. Frazier was living in Montana at the time and had collected information about this crime with the intention of writing a magazine article. He ended up not writing it, and instread cast the fact he had assembled into free verse.

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