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Julius Fučik

Julius Fučík (trans. John R. 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


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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