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March for the Sultan Abdul Medjid (Donizetti)

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Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti (ed. Douglas Townsend)

General Info

Year: 1829 / 1967
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mercury Music through Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $115.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sultan Mahmud II’s reign in Turkey began in 1808. In 1828, he engaged Giuseppi Donizetti, Gaetano’s brother, to build Turkish military music after the European tradition. In 1829, Gaetano Donizetti wrote this march, which came to Sweden in 1870 as the Regimental March of the Royal Scanian Regiment of Dragoons. This march is the only piece that Gaetano Donizetti wrote for band.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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