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William Billings

William Billings (arr. Bill Calhoun)

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (II optional)
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is an arrangement of a well-known American Revolutionary War anthem composed by the American choral composer, William Billings (1746- 1800). A march-like introduction is marked “Allegro,” precedes an antiphonal statement of the anthem. In this episode, each two-bar phrase is presented by the trumpet section and is immediately echoed by the flutes, oboes, and alto saxophones. Following an original middle section, the work concludes with a slower, more dramatic chorale-like setting of this heroic melody.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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