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Battle of the Winds (arr Rhea)

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Charles E. Duble

Charles E Duble (ed. Timothy Rhea)

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General Info

Year: 1917 / 2003
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: RBC Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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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 for the pre-show concert – before the various acts distracted the audience from the true highlight of the circus – the BAND!

- Program Note from March Music Notes


State Ratings



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  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor) – 24 November 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Duble, C.; Rhea, T. (2003). Battle of the Winds [score]. RBC Publications: San Antonio, Texas.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 116.