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Castles in Europe (arr. Wilson)

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James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe (arr. Chandler Wilson)


Subtitle: The Innovation Trot Ragtime March


General Info

Year: 1914 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Society orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Composer James Reese Europe, one of the most famous African-American musicians of his day, was called the “Martin Luther King of music” by pianist Eubie Blake. The first African-American bandmaster in the United States Army, Europe gained great popularity as a dance band leader, a military band leader, recording artist, and a composer of merit.

Known in New York music circles, and also for touring Europe with his National Guard band, Europe is remembered today for composing several works, including “Castles In Europe” with the subtitle “The Innovation Trot – Ragtime March.” This work is arranged for today’s concert band by Chandler L. Wilson.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


Title refers to himself and to Vernon and Irene Castle, great dance innovators.

- Program Note from BandMusic PDF


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of Portland (Ore.) Wind Symphony (Patrick Murphy, conductor) - 23 September 2022
  • Indiana University South Bend Wind Ensemble (Dennis Gamble, conductor) - 27 April 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Chandler L. Wilson, conductor) - 22 November 2021


Works for Winds by This Composer


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