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March Grandioso (arr Reed)

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Roland F. Seitz

Roland F. Seitz (arr. Alfred Reed)

General Info

Year: 1901 / 1969
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This dramatic march opens with a theme from Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 (Allegro Eroico section). Like Huffine's Them Basses March, March Grandioso has a minimum of important simultaneous melodic lines and can thus be performed with very few instruments. When played at a football halftime show or during a parade by a band with 200 to 300 performers (such as the University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band), the powerful unison strains can be heard for a considerable distance. This may explain Grandioso's current popularity in Great Britain and Western Europe.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Prince William Community Band (Woodbridge, Va.) (Jack Tilbury, conductor) - 23 October 2022
  • University of Portland (Ore.) Wind Symphony (Patrick Murphy, conductor) - 19 February 2022
  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 27 April 2019
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Brandt Payne, conductor) – 25 October 2018
  • Duke (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) – 24 February 2018
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (Mike Olson, conductor) – 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 540.