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World War I Medley for Concert Band

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Jari Villanueva

Medley arranged by Jari Villanueva

This work may also be found as WWI Medley for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: JV Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This medley contains It’s A Long, Long Way to Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile.

It’s A Long, Long Way to Tipperary is a British music hall song written by Jack Judge and co-credited to Henry James “Harry” Williams. It was allegedly written for a five-shilling bet in Stalybridge on January 30, 1912, and performed the next night at the local music hall. Now commonly called “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, the original printed music calls it “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary.” It became popular among soldiers in the First World War and is remembered as a song of World War I.

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile is the full name of the World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by Welsh songwriter George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of “George Asaf” and set to music by his brother Felix Powell. It was featured in the American show Her Soldier Boy, which opened in December 1916.

This skillful arrangement by Jari Villanueva captures the flavor of the original tunes. The arrangement includes the verses of the tunes and the British bugle call Fall In. This clever arrangement culminates in a rousing section that superimposes both tunes.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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  • San Antonio (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Alfred Tapia, conductor) - 13 March 2022
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Jari Villanueva, conductor) – 27 May 2017

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