Idaho March

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C. L. Barnhouse

C. L. Barnhouse

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General Info

Year: 1906
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00

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Program Notes

Best known throughout the United States for his Barnhouse Publishing Company, Charles Barnhouse began his music career as a cornetist and composer. The publishing company came about partly because he had worked as a machinist and was able to fashion his own engraving tools. Barnhouse continued to compose and arrange even after starting the company. Idaho is best known as a fast paced circus march and just one of about fifty marches he composed along with many other works.

- Program Note from line notes of CD Tradition: Legacy of the March, Vol. VII.

An unsourced newspaper article in the possession of the C.L. Barnhouse Company entitled "Idaho March - Barnhouse Dedicates March to Prof. Gordon of Caldwell Band - Caldwell Band Getting Famous" indicates that Barnhouse intended to dedicate the march to the Caldwell, Idaho, band director in return for "past favors." The article includes a letter from Barnhouse to Gordon dated June 20, 1906. This dedication is likely the origin of the title of this march.

- Program Note by Dave Strickler for Andrew Glover

Commercial Discography


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  • Barnhouse, C. (1906). Idaho March [score]. Kalmus: Opa-Locka, Fla.
  • Tradition: Legacy of the March, Vol. VII. Texas A&M Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor). Mark Records (9577-MCD). 2011.