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Galop - Go!

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Fred Jewell

Fred Jewell

General Info

Year: 1915
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Cornet Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Galop – Go! could easily be confused with another well-known circus song, Go, Galop by Will Huff, a pseudonym of celebrated bandmaster Henry Fillmore. Reminiscent of many college fight songs, active Galop – Go! is, as the name suggests, a fast-paced galop, a lively double – or more – dance tending toward the wild. Circuses used galops to create excitement and often performed them in short bursts to accompany specific feats or movements, in this case being used as a "playoff" as wild animals returned to their cages. (This galop was used for elephant acts.)

Published in 1915, Galop – Go! was created by another top bandmaster, Fred A. Jewell (1875-1936) at a time he was not on the go with a major touring circus. He had been director of the band for the Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1908 to 1910, and was about to do the same for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus in 1916-1917.

- Program Note from Circus Songs: An Annotated Anthology


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Andrew Glover Circus Band (St. Louis, Mo.) (Andrew Glover, conductor) – 16 June 2017 (2017 Circus Fans of America Convention)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Jewell, F. (1915). Galop - Go! [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Studwell, W., et al. (1999). "Circus Songs: An Annotated Anthology." New York: The Haworth Press, pp. 15.