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Drumming Up America!

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Christopher Weait

Christopher Weait


Subtitle: Five Historic Pieces That Shaped Our Nation


General Info

Year:
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Weait Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum, rudimental
  • Scottish Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Drumming Up America! is a setting of five historic melodies for rudimental drummers with band accompaniment. It is dedicated to the late Robin Engleman, my much-admired Toronto Symphony colleague. The tunes are: The British Grenadiers, Scotland the Brave, Roslin Castle, The Downfall of Paris and Yankee Doodle. The Downfall of Paris uses the traditional rudimental drum part. Roslin Castle was the traditional funeral march before Chopin's Funeral March became popular.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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Media

  • Audio: [xxx Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown]

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • West Point Band (West Point, N.Y.) (Richard Winkels, conductor) – 17 June 2017


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