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American Red Cross March, The (arr Butler)

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The American Red Cross

Louis Panella

General Info

Year: 1918 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $48.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march was written during World War I, a time when Americans, as well as other national, were deeply grateful for the humanitarian work performed by the Red Cross. The International Red Cross was established at a convention in Geneva in 1864, largely through the efforts of J.H. Dunant, a Swiss. The organization's symbol, a red cross on a white background, has been prominent during public health campaigns and periods of disaster ever since that time. The American society (one of eighty-six) was organized by Clara Barton in 1881. The organization is supported entirely by voluntary contributions.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

This traditional concert march was composed in 1918 by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native Louis Panella (1881-1940) who played trumpet in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and taught trumpet at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Conceived as a tribute to the humanitarian efforts of the American Red Cross during World War I, the march is set in cut time and follows American march tradition.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. September 2017, 36. Print.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 324.