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Defenders of Freedom

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Kenneth Douse

General Info

Year: 1949
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In addition to his active performing career, Douse was a composer and wrote several marches and saxophone solos during his time in the Marine Band. The march Defenders of Freedom was published in 1949, and its title symbolized the spirit of the Americans who fought to ensure the preservation of liberties during the Revolutionary War at battles such as Bunker Hill and Yorktown.

- Program Note by United States Marine Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 8 April 2018 (College Park, Md.)

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