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Middy, The

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Kenneth J. Alford

Kenneth J Alford (arr. Gore)

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General Info

Year: 1917
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Pender's Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00

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Program Notes

The Middy is the second of the two marches Ricketts wrote to commemorate the Battle of Jutland. It was written as an expression of his gratitude to all of his countrymen who were midshipmen training for active duty with the British Navy in 1917. The British held control of the seas throughout the war even though suffering heavy shipping losses from German submarines. Their dominance of the seas blocked the importation of critical raw materials into Germany.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

The trio of The Middy March has some rhythmic resemblance to Colonel Bogey, but Alford's originality and his mastery of the march form are most ably demonstrated by this work.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


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  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Symphonic Band (Jay Silveira, conductor) – 13 March 2017

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