Horse, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Clifford Nobles

Clifford Nobles (arr. Moffit)

General Info

Year: 1969
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock Band
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

For additional availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Instruments
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Horse is an American instrumental song by Cliff Nobles and Company. It was released as the B-side of the single "Love is All Right" and is simply an instrumental version of that song. The Horse peaked at #2 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart (in June 1968) and the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

The track itself features a simple, unvarying rhythmic line played by different instruments, finished off each time around by a melodic, heralding horn section line.

At the time, the record was popular for radio stations carrying into their hourly news segments and the like. Four decades after its release, the song continues to be a staple of American marching bands and pep bands, and is often heard at American football and basketball games.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Horse, Wikipedia Accessed 26 June 2017
  • James, Jesse; Moffit, B. (1968). The Horse [score]. Dandelion Music Co.: [s.l.]