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Paul Lavalle

Paul Lavalle

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General Info

Year: 1950
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When Lavelle applied for the position of conductor of the Cities Service Band of America in 1948, he won out over a number of other highly qualified applicants, including Frank Simon, conductor of the well-known ARMCO Band in the 1920a and 1930s. Every Monday night for the next eight years, millions of Americans heard the introduction over NBC Radio begin with: "Fourty-eight states ...forty-eight stars...forty-eight man marching down the main street of everybody's hometown! Here comes the Cities Service Band of America, conducted by Paul Lavalle!" During the series of nearly 400 entertaining and stimulating broadcasts, this professional band entertained a huge radio audience, produced a number of record albums for RCA, and served as a model for school bands across the United States.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Ensemble (Brian Ulsifer, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • McPherson (Kan.) College Concert Band (Kyle Hopkins, conductor) – 8 May 2017

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