Air and March

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Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (arr. Philip Gordon)

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General Info

Year: 1955
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.75   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00

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Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Henry Purcell lived less than forty years, but he is ranked as one of the greatest of English composers. His music is marked by a fresh, spring-like buoyancy; it is clear and transparent in melody and abounds in vivacious rhythmic figures reminiscent of folk dances. Purcell was primarily a composer of dramatic music, but he also wrote many short pieces for harpsichord, from which we have selected the Air and March here arranged for modern band.

- Program Note from Hill Country Middle School Symphonic Band concert program, 21 December 2006


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: I
  • Florida: II
  • Kansas: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: II
  • New York: Concert Band II
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • Tennessee: II
  • Virginia: II
  • West Virginia: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Purcell, H.; Gordon, P. (1955). Air and March [score]. Bourne: New York.