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Aerialist, The (flex)

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Jennifer Rose

Jennifer E. Rose

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Subtitle: Concert Band March

General Info

Year: 2017/2020
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Composerose Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet/B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • F Horn

Part 3

  • Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • F Horn

Part 4

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon

Part 5

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Aerialist was composed in a traditional concert march style which was made popular by American and British composers in the mid- to late 1800s. The style is one that grew out of the circus music of the day. The Aerialist was modeled after the John Philip Sousa march The Gladiator March, which he composed in 1886. The Gladiator was Sousa’s breakthrough march, selling more than one million copies, a record for that time.

An aerialist is a person who performs acrobatics high up in the air on a tight rope, trapeze, ropes, or aerial silks, or even stunt planes. These fine athletes must have amazing strength, flexibility, and grace in order to perform such daring and beautiful feats.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

The FLEX arrangement of The Aerialist can be performed with as few as five wind players and percussion. There is a percussion audio track included with this score in case your instrumentalists do not have access to the equipment needed, or you are lacking a percussion section.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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