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Emperor Norton March, The

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Richard Frazier

Richard Frazier

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Richard Frazier Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A grade III or IV piece composed to honor Joshua Abraham Norton (c. 1819 – 1880), a celebrated citizen of mid-19th century San Francisco. The tuneful melodies and countermelodies banter with one another to evoke the good-natured humor with which Norton’s “reign” was received. The form, compact with much motivic and melodic interconnection, is “crowned” by a jolly old-time “dogfight” in the trio. Principal melodies combine in the last strain for a stirring finale.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to Roosevelt Middle School, San Francisco, CA. Michael Reimer, principal.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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