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March 6: Here's to Good Old Yale

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Charles Ives

Charles Ives (adapt. Jonathan Elkus)

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General Info

Year: c. 1897 / 2003
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Peer Music
Cost: Score and Parts - rental   |   Score Only - $19.95


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Program Notes

Modeled in part after Sousa's march-galop Manhattan Beach March, Ives's March No. 6 made its band debut in the marching arrangement by James B. Sinclair (Peer International copyright 1977 and 1979). In the present adaptation for concert band, Ives' cantus-discantus treatment of Here's to Good Old Yale -- perhaps known as "Bingo" -- is introduced in the second strain, while the trio overlays the Battell Chapel chimes (borrowed from Ives's chorale song The Bells of Yale) and, in the subsequent countermelody, the first trio phrase of Omega Lambda Chi. The adaptation carries over some left-hand "piano drumming," the bugler's tag, and the Yale Bulldog's trilled snarls from Ives' spirited rendition -- which, curiously, does not include the Yale song itself.

Freely adapted for the U.S. Marine Band by Jonathan Elkus, a conflation of Ives's March No. 6 in G and D for Piano Versions 2 and 3, and his recorded version of Ives Plays Ives (CRI CD 810, 41), S113 and x643 (Peer International)

- Program Note by Jonathan Elkus


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