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Joyce's 71st NY Reg't March

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T.R. Boyer

T R Boyer (arr. Mayhew Lake)

General Info

Year: 1881 / 1937
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Share Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Joyce’s 71st was one of several famous 19th-century regimental bands in New York. Others were the 13th, led by Harvey Dodworth; the Ninth, (D. L. Downing); the Seventh, (Claudio Grafulla); and the 22nd (Patrick Gilmore). With expert conductors and talented immigrant and native members, these bands were models for many other 19th-century groups. As pointed out by march researcher Bob Hoe on Volume 42 of the Heritage of the March series, “All arrangers do not necessarily follow the exact intentions of the original composer.” In 1937, the arranger Mayhew Lake retained Boyer’s original melodies but changed harmonies, used a different key for the trio, composed a new euphonium countermelody for the final section, and altered some of the rhythms.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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