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Ernst Luthold

Ernst Luthold (arr. Whear)

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This work is also found under its German title, Aufwärts. It is also known as Onward March!

General Info

Year: 1927 / 1958 / 1986
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

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Full Score
C/D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Like many other famous composers, Lüthold wrote his best-known march early in his career. He was 23 when the work was published in 1927. Opening in a 6/8 meter, an occasional 2/4 bar is heard in the second strain; at the trio the meter changes to 2/4 and remains so to the end.

Popular in many countries March Onward has been adopted a the official march by the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Repasz Band (Williamsport, Penn.) (Albert Nacinovich, conductor) – 12 April 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Ernst Luthold." Accessed 10 April 2016.
  • Lüthold, E.; Whear, P. (1958, 1959). March "Onward" : Aufwarts! [score]. Ludwig Music Publ. Co.: Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 395