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Mighty 97th, The

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William Owens

William Owens


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Mighty 97th is a bright and rousing march for concert band and is respectfully dedicated to the 97th Army Corps of Engineers, an all African-American regiment whose work on the Alaskan Highway Project (aka ALCAN ALaska-CANada) during World War II, though highly vital to the war effort, is sadly overlooked. With ever-looming challenges such as extremely harsh cold, insufficient accommodations and a tyrannical general whose father had been a Confederate officer in the Civil War, these courageous men nobly persevered and never felt their task was insignificant. This spirited march reflects the integrity and resilience of this great regiment.

- Program Note by publisher


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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Tambora! (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)


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