Chicago Tribune March

From Wind Repertory Project
W. Paris Chambers

W Paris Chambers (arr. Marc Oliver)

General Info

Year: 1892 / 2013
Duration: c. 4:18
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $13.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chicago Tribune is W. Paris Chambers' most popular march. It is distinctive with skillful interplay between melody and countermelody and brilliant running woodwind parts. The march is a bold statement that well represents one of America's great newspapers.

- Program Note from publisher

Paris Chambers's most popular march was written for one of America's leading newspapers in 1892. The Chicago Tribune was founded in 1847 and has played a leading role in the development of what was then known as the West. From 1855 to 1899, Joseph Medill set the policy of the newspaper. A bitter foe of slavery and a strong supporter of Abraham Lincoln, Medill was involved with the Republican Party from its founding in 1854. He is sometimes credited with reviving the party's name, first used by the Jeffersonians early in the century. The paper has traditionally been strongly nationalistic in foreign affairs and conservative in outlook. It was purchased by Robert R. McCormick in 1914, when his brother Medill McCormick retired.

In the 1920s the Chicago Tribune – New York News association was the first to produce syndicated comic strips such as The Gumps, Gasoline Alley, and Orphan Annie. With an average circulation of over 750,000 in 1983, the newspaper has long been in the top ten most widely read papers in the United States.

- Program Notes from Program Notes for Band

This piece is filled with running woodwind parts and playful interactions between the melody and countermelody. This march well represents the Chicago Tribune Newspaper company, as they played a major role in the development of what was then known as the West.

- Program Note from Texas A&M University Symphonic Band concert program, 6 December 2020


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.