Inventions on Marching Songs

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

This work bears the designation Opus 91.

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe (div.)
Bassoon (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (5 players)

(percussion details desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was commissioned by the U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the great victory by the Allied forces at the conclusion of the 2nd World War. Over the course of the work's composition, the piece began to be more of a tribute to every American soldier who put on America's uniform. Besides the obvious Caisson Song, which predominates most of the piece, one may hear snippets of the following American marching tunes: The Star and Stripes Forever, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Taps, Dixie, Marching Through Georgia, The Battle Cry of Freedom, Gary Owen, Ruffles and Flourishes, Over There, The Star-Spangled Banner, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Amercian Patrol.

- Program note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Barnes, J. (1996). Inventions on Marching Songs op. 91: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music Company: San Antonio, Tx.