Crusade for Freedom

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J J Richards

J J Richards

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General Info

Year: 1951
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95

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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
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
B-flat Solo Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Crusade for Freedom March was published in 1951, the year after Richards retired from conducting the Long Beach Municipal Band and began his seasonal trips to Illinois to conduct the Kable Concert Band spring and summer concert series. Like all good marches, this one has both repetition – for example, the quick, slurred notes on the downbeats n the first and second strains – and variety: notably in the dynamic contrast and the alternation of brass and woodwind passages. The challenging piccolo obbligato and the triumphant final strain hold the listener's interest to the end.

-Program Note from March Music Notes

To Dr. Walter McCray with my compliments. J.J. Richards.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Texas A&M (College Station) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 7 October 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Richards, J. (1951). Crusade for Freedom: March [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 349.