Earle of Oxford's Marche, The

From Wind Repertory Project
William Byrd

William Byrd (arr. Steven Grimo)

General Info

Year: 1581-91 / 1992
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Keyboard
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Solo Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpets
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Battell was written during the late 14th Century when England was in a mood of national celebration after victory over the Spanish and French Armadas. The movement which Byrd called Marche Before The Battell became known as The Earl of Oxford's March, and it appears with that title in an early manuscript copy of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Written while Byrd was at the height of his powers, it still stirs the soul to this day.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Byrd, W.; Grimo, S. (1992). Earle of Oxford's March [score]. TRN Music: Ruidoso, N.M.