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Homage March

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (trans. John R Bourgeois)


Subtitle: Huldigungsmarsch


General Info

Year:1864 / 2004
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
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 Cornets Solo-I-II-III
Flugelhorn I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II(
Tuba I-II
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Wagner wrote this march of homage for the nineteen-year-old king Ludwig II, who ascended to the Bavarian throne early in 1864. He became Wagner's most loyal patron, spending a fortune on his gifted friend. The work was composed for military band, and in that form it was premiered as a serenade to the king in October 1864 at the royal castle at Hohenschwangau. For the occasion, three infantry bands from Munich were combined and conducted by Johann Siebenkäs, the bandmaster of the First Infantry (the King's Own) Regiment. A transcription for orchestra was begun later by Wagner; it was completed by Joseph Raff in 1869. On Wagner's 57th birthday in May 1870, the Military Band of Lucerne granted a request by Cosima von Bülow to honor the composer with an early morning performance of this march. It was played again by a military band at the laying of the cornerstone of the Wager Theater in Bayreuth in 1872.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Media


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI


Performances

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  • Wayne State College (Wayne, Neb.) Wind Ensemble (David Bohnert, conductor) - 23 February 2021
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 23 October 2015
  • University of Oklahoma Symphony Band (Michael Hancock, conductor) – 5 October 2015
  • Indiana University Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) - 18 November 2014
  • Texas Tech (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Duane Hill, conductor) - Spring 2010


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 619.
  • Wagner, R.; Bourgeois, J. (2004). Homage March: For Concert Band [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City.