American Pageant

From Wind Repertory Project
Thomas Knox

Thomas Knox

General Info

Year: 1972 / 1987
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This distinguished work, which was commissioned for the inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1973 and has been performed at each presidential inauguration since, has become one of the premier patriotic and concert selections of its type. Featured are: America; Yankee Doodle; Battle Hymn Of The Republic; Dixie; America The Beautiful and Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Virginia: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • College of Lake County (Grayslake, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Flack, conductor) - 10 March 2019
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 7 November 2018
  • Repasz Band (Williamsport, Penn.) (Albert J. Nacinovich, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • United States Marine Band (Washington,D.C. (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor) – 24 August 2016
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 4 July 2016
  • Walnut Creek (Calif.) Concert Band (Harvey Bernstein, conductor) – 4 July 2016
  • Quad City Wind Ensemble (Brian Hughes, conductor,) – 15 May 2014

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