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Cries of London, The

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Martin Ellerby

Martin Ellerby

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 17:40
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £79.95   |   Score Only (print) - £40.00


1. Dawn watch
2. Westminster chimes
3. A dream or two (a song for London)
4. Catch that catch can
5. Evening watch
6. Hymn


Full Score
Flute I-II
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large and medium
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Effect


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As the band is based at Wellington Barracks in Westminster and I had myself both studied and lived in London for many years, I endeavored to capture both historic aspects and the contemporary spirit of Londinium into the final product. Although the work is cast in six movements, two of them form introductions to movements proper, therefore it could be argued that the piece is effectively in four movements. The reason behind the two 'preludes' is to personalize the work for the commissioning band. All British army regiments have their own bugle calls, and I wanted to incorporate the Coldstream Guards' signal into the compositions.

- Program Note by composer

This work was commissioned by, and is dedicated to the Regimental Band of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards and their Director of Music, Major O. Jones MBE. The brief was for a piece to celebrate the City of London. The first performance was given by The Regimental Band of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards under their music director Major Graham O. Jones MBE, at St. John's Smith Square, London in September 2005.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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