Independentia (arr. Rhea)

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Robert Browne Hall

Robert Browne Hall (arr. Timothy Rhea)

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General Info

Year: 1895 / 1922 / 2007
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: RBC Publications, through J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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Program Notes

As demonstrated by Independentia, Hall's marches were composed primarily for the typical community bands in the New England area around the turn of the century. If the prestigious military and professional bands in the United States and Europe chose to play his music (and they did), that was fine! His marches are gems of simplicity and understatement, composed of flowing melodies and counter-melodies, contrasting dynamics, and occasionally an element of surprise -- as in the two beats of silence (or bass drum or cymbal solos) just before the last strain of this march.

Independentia March was first published by Carl Fischer in 1895; the copyright was renewed in 1922 by Hall's estranged wife, Isabella Hall-Philbrook. At least eight of Hall's other marches were published in 1895. He was living in Waterville, Maine, at that time, was 37 years old, and had established certain principles in the composition of his marches.

- Program Note from March Music Notes


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 179.