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Boys of the Old Brigade

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W. Paris Chambers

W Paris Chambers (ed. Claude T Smith)


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General Info

Year: 1901 / 1981
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00  |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet/E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet/B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Chambers wrote nearly ninety marches, and The Boys of the Old Brigade is one of his best known. It was written in 1901 and is a short, spirited march at just over two minutes long.

The piece features a virtuoso baritone part in the trio and the piece is a great way to showcase the abilities of any band.

- Program Note from Texas A&M University Symphonic Winds concert program, 24 November 2019


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Kansas: IV


Performances

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  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Winds (Travis Almany, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (John E. Williamson, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Chester County (Penn.) Concert Band (David W. Reif, conductor) - 3 May 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Chambers, W.; Smith, C. (1981). The Boys of the Old Brigade: March [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.