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Richard Franko Goldman

Richard Franko Goldman

Subtitle: March for Band

General Info

Year: 1958
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - $98.25


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prior to the composing of this march, Richard Franko Goldman’s output had mostly been in the field of chamber music, having composed for and been identified with The League of Composers and other groups involved with some of the earliest commissions of wind band repertoire. The Foundation March represents his first excursions into the great march tradition represented more by his father, Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956). As he explained, “I did not wish to write in this form during my father’s lifetime.” The march is dedicated “to the Officers and Directors of the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation” in appreciation of their continued generous support of The Guggenheim Memorial Concerts.

-Program Note by California State University, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble concert program, 13 March 2014


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Texas State University (San Marcos) Concert Band (Caroline Beatty, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Symphonic Band (Ian Richard, conductor) - 27 May 2015
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Emily Moss, conductor) - CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Convention (Reno, Nev.) 13 March 2014
  • Brooklyn College Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Emily Moss, conductor) - 11 March 2009

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Goldman, R. [1959]. The Foundation: March [score]. Mercury Music Corp.; New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 238