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Quality Plus (1913)

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Fred Jewell

Fred Jewell

N.B. The title on the score is written "Quality-plus".

General Info

Year: 1913
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Solo Bb Cornet Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Tenor Horn
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Quality Plus is an excellent example of the marches which were composed early in the twentieth century by circus musicians who were attempting to meet an ever-growing demand for original music. In addition to countless small units in the United States, there were ninety-eight touring shows which employed hundreds of people and required complete trains on which to travel. Many had bands with twenty to thirty-five musicians plus a side show band of ten to twenty more. During the morning street parades, presented to advertise the afternoon and evening circus performance, as many as sixty or seventy marches were performed in the big cities. Quality Plus became a perennial favorite.

- Program Note from March Music Notes


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Jewell, F. (1913). Quality Plus [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score (condensed)
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 230-231.