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Thundercrest (Osterling)

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Eric Osterling

Eric Osterling

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General Info

Year: 1964
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Thundercrest, with its stirring rhythm, rich harmony, and distinctive melody, is another of Osterling's marches which has become popular outside of the United States, especially in the United Kingdom. The march was composed in 1964 and by 1970 had been voted into the prestigious "The 100 Most Poplar Marches" list, sponsored by The Instrumentalist.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Johannah Cox, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • Tar River Community Band (Greenville, N.C.) (James E. Mauser, Jr., conductor) – 23 March 2019
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Larry Griffin, conductor) – 4 November 2018
  • Lúðrasveit Hafnarfjarðar (Iceland) (Rúnar Óskarsson, conductor) – 28 November 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Osterling, E. (1964). Thundercrest: Concert March [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 321.