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Julius Fučik

Julius Fučík (trans. Bourgeois)


Subtitle: Op. 169. Die Regimentskinder


General Info

Year: ca. 1915 / 1996
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00  |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet I-II-III
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This march, also known as Regimental Youngsters, was Opus 169 for Julius Fučik and a very important work in his career as a composer for military bands. According to his biographer, Stanislav Krticka, the ultimate goal of every Austrian bandmaster was to write at least one march for the Vienna parade grounds -- a march which would be loved by the commanding officer and also by the people of that musical capital. Fučik had previously written many marches without attaining this goal. In a letter to his brother Rudolf in Berlin, he wrote that he had just returned from Vienna, "where I had left the manuscript of my march Regimentskinder with the (publisher) Blaha. This march is a real Viennese regimental march, and I do hope it will be successful in Vienna, and all over the world." The work was accepted as an official march-past by the Imperial Austrian Army shortly after it was published and again as the traditional march for the Army's training school by the Austrian Defense Ministry in 1967. Die Regimentskinder is now in the repertoire of most European bands.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 214.