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March from "First Suite for Military Band"

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (ar Michael Story)


General Info

Year: 1909/2011
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Historically important, the suite this comes from is one of the first pieces written exclusively for military bands. This arrangement is based on the second theme of the March, a very lyrical melody reminiscent of British folk music. This accomplished setting brings this cherished work to the stands of your beginners, a most welcome addition to beginning band repertoire!

-Program Note by publisher


Holst’s Suite in E-flat for Military Band was composed in 1909, but did not premiere until 1920. It was one of the first pieces written exclusively for military bands, as most pieces played by bands at the time were transcriptions of orchestral music. This arrangement is based on the second theme of the March, a very lyrical melody, reminiscent of British folk music.

-Program Note by the Clear Creek High School Wind Ensemble Symphony


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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References

  • Holst, G.; Story, M. (2011). March from First Suite for Military Band [score]. Belwin Mills: Van Nuys, Calif.