Kloulers March

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Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


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Program Notes

In the back of my mind, I have always thought that it would be a riot to write a march that kind of messes with every band musician’s and audience member’s preconceived notion of what a band ‘march’ can be. I started the whole process by paying our good friend John Philip Sousa a visit via ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ (the march!) and looked for his particular compositional components in creating his masterpiece: form, orchestration, etc. Next I embraced a harmonic vocabulary from many of the great 20th century composers of art music, added a dash of Ives, and made 21st century musical gumbo.

When premiered by the community band it was written for in the summer of 2012, I expected a complete revolt from the band. Instead, they enjoyed the quirky, off-kilter moment in a way that melted my brain.

The title of the composition is in reference to my second-oldest daughter. She is my little artist, and in her earliest years, she really liked to use Crayola’s “Kloulers” for her projects. This piece is dedicated to my Ruthie Brown.

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  • Brigham Young University-Idaho, Symphony Band (Darrell Brown, conductor) - CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Convention (Reno, Nev.) 13 March 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


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