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Heroes of the American Revolution

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Jerry Brubaker

Jerry Brubaker


Subtitle: Including Yankee Doodle


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $67.00; (digital) - $67.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Many of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War were crucial to the defeat of the British, as were the important patriots who contributed so much to the formation of a free and independent nation. It started in Philadelphia, and even though we rang the Liberty Bell, we were still ruled by the King of England. We have the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, and the Battle of the Old North Bridge, where the 'shot heard 'round the world' rang out. The events included are: In Philadelphia, America got its start; First ringing of the Liberty Bell; Our enemy, the 'Redcoats'; The Boston Tea Party; Patrick Henry's famous quote, 'Give me liberty or give me death!'; The midnight ride of Paul Reverie; The shot heard 'round the world!; Families left alone while patriots fought; The signing of the Treaty of Paris; The war is over and America is a free and independent nation. Set in a modern style, the music has a patriotic flavor and even includes some statements of 'Yankee Doodle' to further emphasize the time period of the revolution.

Inspired by Ellis the Elephant.

- Program Note from score


This work provides a brief history lesson of the United States in the late 18th century, culminating with the beginning of the United States in 1789. This one-movement medley structurally modulates keys several times. The overall effect of these key changes enhances the storyline of the American Revolution. The ending of the composition correlates with the ending of the war and the beginning of The United States as an independent nation.

- Program Notes from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

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Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Brubaker, J. [2015]. Heroes of the SAmerican Revolution: Including Yankee Doodle [score]. Belwin: [Van Nuys, Calif.].
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/4 (November 2018), p. 36.
  • Perusal score