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Bonnie Blue

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Kelly Bennette

Kelly Bennette


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

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Program Notes

This stylish work is written in the traditional march form and style but is anything but traditional. The music is fresh, invigorating and thrilling! A brilliant trumpeting fanfare introduces low brass melodies and running woodwind lines that rise and fall like the wind. Then the exuberant Bonnie Blue melody brings everything together for a rousing finish.

- Program Note by publisher


The Bonnie Blue Flag is an 1861 marching song from the American Civil War. The lyrics were written by Harry McCarthy, while the melody was taken from an Irish song entitled The Irish Jaunting Car. Like most songs of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers had versions of the song. The original melody can be heard in the trio of Bonnie Blue March. The melodies of the other strains are clearly derived from this tuneful and popular marching song.

- Program Note from Wind Symphony of Clovis concert program, 19 December 2018


Commercial Discography

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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