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March of the Children's Guard

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Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich


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General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Written in 1997, March of the Children’s Guard shows a great deal of influence by John Phillip Sousa. The arpeggiated opening trumpet fanfare in the first four measures, followed by the descending unison passage in measures 5 and 6, with the chromatic alteration leading to the dominant, is a vintage Sousa technique. Repeated 16-bar phrases, as found in this piece, are also prevalent in Sousa marches. Bukvich’s use of kazoos, tin drums, toy cymbals, and sound flutes later on in the piece are not, however, typical of Sousa.

- Program Notes extracted from The Careers and Works of Emerging Composers of Music for the Wind-Band: Discussions with Jack Stamp, Thomas Duffy, Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Daniel Bukvich by James P. McCrann; edited for content by Susan G. Weaver.


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Performances

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  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 21 April 2019


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