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Arnhem

From Wind Repertory Project

Albert E Kelly


General Info

Year: 1956
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $56.50   |   Score Only - $15.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe/Soprano Saxophone
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet/Eb Flugenhorn
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III/Flugenhorn
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I/Trumpet II
Cornet II
Bb Trumpet I
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Tenorhorn I-II-III
Bb Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This march was composed in 1956 while Kelly was serving as bandmaster of the Royal Sussex Regiment in Korea. The title refers to a city in the Netherlands where one of the greatest military gambles of World War II occurred. Using 1,068 airplanes and 478 gliders, the plan was to drop 20,000 Allied troops into the occupied country during the night of September 16-17, 1944, and open a corridor for the British Second Army to advance on the ground from Belgium into the heart of the Netherlands. With German forces greatly underestimated, the plan never had a chance of success. Total casualties were over 17,000 with some of the bloodiest fighting occurring at Arnhem, where paratroopers attempted to capture a bridge over the Rhine. Kelly, who had been wounded six weeks earlier, was in a British hospital during the disaster—his regiment, however, suffered heavy casualties trying to reach the beleaguered paratroopers.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 339-340
  • Kelly, A. (19--). Arnhem [score]. Tieroff: Wormerveer.