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Governor's Own March, The

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Alton A. Adams

Alton Adams (arr. James Lamb)

General Info

Year: 1921 / 1993
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music by James Lamb
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crass Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alton Augustus Adams, born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, remains an iconic figure there. When the United States took over the islands in 1917, the new governor appointed Adams chief musician. The band that Adams assembled entered the U.S. Navy as a unit, making Adams the first black bandmaster to serve in the U.S. Navy.

Governor's Own was written for the Naval Governor Joseph W. Oman and was included in the first American bicentennial series on America music.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton) Superior Wind Symphony (Michael Christianson, conductor) - 2020
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  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Steven M. Knight, conductor) – 7 October 2018

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