British Eighth March (arr Luckhardt)

From Wind Repertory Project
Zo Elliott

Zo Elliott (arr. Hilmar F. Luckhardt)

General Info

Year: 1943 / 1944
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
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
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The British Eighth March was copyrighted in manuscript in 1943 and published in 1944. It was dedicated to Gen. Bernard Montgomery and the Eighth Army after a triumphant sweep across North Africa in 1942. Following the defeat of Rommel’s forces at El Alamein, Montgomery was promoted to field marshal, and he soon became the idol of the British public. In 1944 he commanded all Allied ground forces during the invasion of France, and in 1951 he became deputy command of the Atlantic Pact nations.

Since the war, Zo Elliott’s impressive march has retained its popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. In a 1980 random survey of 69 members of the Texas Bandmasters Association, for example, British Eighth March was ranked third in a list of nearly 80 favorites.

- Program Note from “Program Notes for Band"


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Elliott, Z.; Luckhardt, H. (1943). British Eighth [score]. Carl Fischer: [s.l.]
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 192