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Burst of Flame

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Richard W. Bowles

Richard W. Bowles

General Info

Year: 1955
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march, written in 1955, has been listed in The Instrumentalist's "100 Most Popular Marches" and shows promise of continuing its popularity with new generations of band members and audiences. With its unique accents and surprise entrances, along with its display of brilliant brass and melodic woodwinds, Burst of Flame was considered by music professor-fisherman Bowles as one of his best marches.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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