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Eagle Squadron

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Kenneth J. Alford

Kenneth J Alford (ed. Gore)


General Info

Year: 1942
Duration: 3:12
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $41.00 (custom print)   


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) Solo
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Flugelhorn (in Bb)
Horn (in F or Eb) I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion (2-3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Side Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Like many of Alford's other marches, Eagle Squadron refers to a military unit. It also utilizes familiar excerpts, in this instance the Star Spangled Banner, the Royal Air Force, Dixie, and Rule Britannia.

- Program note by publisher


Alford, who has been called the British March King, wrote this march in 1942 to honor the World War II Eagle Squadron, a group of American pilots who joined the British RAF in 1940, before the U.S. entered the war. He held a number of musical posts during his distinguished career in the British Army and the Royal Marines. His best-known march is Colonel Bogey, which was used in the film Bridge on the River Kwai.

- Program Notes Wiki


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Southside High School (Fort Smith, Ark.) Wind Symphony (Sean Carrier, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Los Angeles Symphonic Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor) - 15 March 2015
  • The Ohio State University Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) - 18 December 2014
  • United States Air Force Band (at San Luis Obispo, Calif.) (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 15 October 2012
  • Little Mountain Brass Band (Jim Littleford, conductor) - 9 November 2008


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Alford, K.J. (1942) Eagle Squadron [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: London, England.
  • Royal Air Force Museum [1]