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Battle of the Winds

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Charles E. Duble

Charles E Duble (arr. Marc Rogers)

General Info

Year: 1917 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ayotte Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $38.99


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

The Battle of the Winds can be a march, or it can be a battle among the wind players in the band – the faster the temp, the fiercer the battle! Duble's allegiance to the low brass give the euphoniums, trombones and tubas an edge at times, but the contest is fascinating from the introduction to the "stinger" at the end. This march has been used for a variety of purposes in the circus, the rodeo, and the ice show, but Merle Evans and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Band performed it for years fur the pre-show concert – before the various acts distracted the audience from the true highlight o the circus – the BAND!

- Program Note from March Music Notes


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 116.