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Golden Gate March

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Edwin Franko Goldman

Edwin Franko Goldman

General Info

Year: 1939
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Belwin
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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 Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornets Solo or I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Edwin Franko Goldman composed many marches for his ensemble to perform throughout his career. The Golden Gate March was dedicated to the Golden Gate International Exposition. Billed as the “official march,” the composition was first performed at the Goldman Band’s Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) tenure on March 19, 1939.

According to the Goldman Band Program Book (GBPB), the Goldman Band performed the march three times during the Goldman Band’s tenure at the Golden Gate International. Audiences who could not attend the Golden Gate International Exposition were able to obtain The Golden Gate March; a piano reduction was sold in the form of sheet music (arranged by Erik W.G. Leidzen).

Through the medium of radio, audiences were able to hear live performances of The Golden Gate March, including at the GGIE.

- Program Note adapted from Elisse Colleen La Barre


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Walnut Creek (Calif.) Concert Band (Johnny Johnson, conductor) – 4 July 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Elisse Colleen La Barre. "Music of American World’s Fairs: Protest and Politics at the 1939 and 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition." 2019. University of California Santa Cruz, Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Goldman, E.; Leidzen, E. (1939). Golden Gate March [score]. Belwin: New York.
  • Meryl Wamhoff, Delta College, personal correspondence, February 2023