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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander

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General Info

Year: 1898
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse

Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00

For availability information, see Discussion area.


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Program Notes

One of Alexander's most enduring marches, this was dedicated to Hale A. Vandercook (1864-1949), who was the bandmaster for LaPearl's shows from 1891-1897. Vandercook was a famous circus bandmaster and musician, as well as a prolific composer, and he founded the Vandercook College of Music on Chicago, which thrives to this day. Liek the tropical reference in the title, the temperature rises when the march is played at a circus tempo.

- Program Note from Program Notes for band

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • Windjammers Unlimited Russell Alexander Band (Liberty, N.Y.) (Andrew Glover, conductor) – 20 July 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 6.