Chimes of Liberty
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Crash Cymbals
None discovered thus far.
One of the best known marches by march master Goldman in an excellent new edition by Loras Schissel. Perfect as a contest march for better school bands. And since it has not been simplified in any way, it is appropriate for programming by college and community bands.
- Program Note from publisher
Written in 1922, just a few years after the end of World War I, Goldman's resplendent Chimes of Liberty gave musical voice to our renewed national spirit: one of joy, optimism and hope. Special features that mark the work occur in the trio. The most notable of these are the beautiful chime solo and the shimmering embroidery of the piccolo obbligato upon the repeat. In addition Goldman makes a subtle nod to the regimental march during the trio by incorporating distance bugle-call fanfares.
They're the chimes of liberty.
Chime that ring for you and me,
Where every loyal heart beats true,
They bring joy anew;
'Tis a song of loyalty
Of a nation brave and free.
Let us pray that they will ring for aye,
Our country's chimes of liberty!
- Program Note by the Louisville Concert Band concert program, 19 December 2013
Goldman's pride in his country is reflected in such titles as Builders of America, America Grand March, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Freedom Forever, and Old Glory Forever. He was also concerned with other countries and with world peace. During a radio address regarding the status of bands, (over the NBC affiliate station WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio), Goldman stated, "I hope that strictly 'military bands' will have no military duties -- and that wars will be a thing of the past."
Like many of his marches, this chimes specialty has a robust introduction, a variety of dynamics and well-written countermelodies in the first two strains, and a simple and singable melody in the trio.
- Program Note from Program Notes for Band
This edition of the Chimes of Liberty March has not been simplified in any way. I have set out to record, in a playable edition,those interpretive devices employed by Dr. Goldman when he performed this march over the years. I am greatly indebted to my friend and mentor Dr. Leonard B. Smith, conductor of the famed Detroit Concert Band, for providing insight into Dr. Goldman’s interpretations and performance style. Dr. Smith was the soloist and first cornetist of the Goldman Band from 1936 to 1941.
- Program Note by arranger
None discovered thus far.
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- United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Don Schofield, conductor) - 3 July 2021
- United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 20 January 2021 (Presidential Inauguration)
- Amador County (Pine Grove, Calif.) Concert Band (Steve Chambers, conductor) – 20 May 2018
- United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Larry H. Lang, conductor) – 11 April 2018 (Ithaca, N.Y.)
- Berea (Ky.) College Wind Ensemble (James Dreiling, conductor) – 1 March 2018
- University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Mark Heidel, conductor) – 13 April 2017
- Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 5 November 2016
- University of Texas, Arlington, Symphonic Winds (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 20 October 2016
- United States Army Field Band (Ft. Meade, Md.) (Jim Keene, conductor) – 25 June 2016 (Selinsgrove, Penn.)
- United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Richard K. Henebry, conductor) – 16 June 2016
- Eastern Wind Symphony (Hillsborough, N.J.) (Todd Nichols, conductor) - 18 December 2015 (2015 Midwest Clinic)
- Omaha Symphonic Winds (William Hall, conductor) - 4 May 2014
- University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Randall O. Coleman, conductor) - 5 March 2014 (ABA 2014 Annual Convention (Montgomery, Alabama))
- Louisville (Ky.) Concert Band (Frederick Speck, conductor) - 19 December 2013 (2013 Midwest Clinic)
- Bridgewater College (Va.) Symphonic Band - 2012
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Birthday March (1937)
- A Bit of Syncopation
- Boy Scouts of America (1931)
- The British Grenadiers (arr. Tobani) (1915)
- The Bugler (tr. Leidzen) (1943)
- Bugles and Drums (1936)
- Cheerio March (1933)
- Cheerio March (arr. Erickson) (1933/1968)
- Cheerio March (arr. Vinson) (1933/1999)
- The Children's March (arr. Lake) (1934)
- The Chimes of Liberty (1922/1937)
- Chimes of Liberty (arr. Schissel) (1922/1998)
- Christmas March (1940)
- Christmas March (arr. Rogers) (1940/)
- The Free Lance March (as arranger) (1906/1959)
- Golden Gate March (1939)
- Illinois March (trans. Leidzen) (1953)
- The Interlochen Bowl (1934)
- Jubilee March (arr. Leidzén) (1937)
- Jupiter (Goldman) (arr. Tobani) (1915)
- Kentucky March (1949)
- Let Freedom Ring (1932)
- My Old Kentucky Home (arr. Tobani) (1915)
- On Guard
- On Parade (arr. Lisk) (1934/2009)
- On the Air
- On the Alert (1931)
- On the Campus
- On the Farm
- On the Go
- On the Green
- On the Heights
- On the Hudson (1940)
- On the Hunt
- On the Mall (arr. Lake) (1923)
- On the Mall (ed. Lisk) (1924/2004)
- On the Mall (arr. Leidzen) (1924/1938)
- On the Pier
- On the Road
- Onward-Upward (1931)
- Springtime Fancies
- Star of the Evening
- Sunshine and Shadows
- V.F.W. (arr. Leidzén) (1949)
- Goldman, E.; Schissel, L. (1998). The Chimes of Liberty: March [score]. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Ia.
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 237.