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Capital March, The

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William Foden

William Foden (ed. and arr. Todd Stalter)

General Info

Year: 1920 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00; (digital) - $49.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $6.00; (digital) - $6.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

William Foden (1860-1947) was considered one of the premiere guitarists of the early 20th century, well known for his outstanding technique.

His march The Capital was originally written for guitar, and translated very well to the concert band medium. Strong, memorable themes and generous opportunities for style and musicianship abound in this skill transcription.

-Program Note from score

This concert march was originally composed for guitar by William Foden (1860-1947), who was considered to be one of the premier concert guitarists, instructors, and innovators of his generation. Marked “With spirit,” the work follows traditional American march form and modulates from Bb major to Eb major at the trio. The trio section is introduced by a four-measure percussion section solo.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, January 2015, p. 42


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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