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Mythical Royals and Their Heroic Defenders

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Arthur J. Michaels

Arthur J. Michaels

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Horn in F
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mythical Royals and Their Heroic Defenders is an imaginary grandstand view of a make-believe parade of royals and their heroic defenders. It was composed with no specific myth, legend, or heroes in mind -- the piece amasses all the mythical features, imitative phrases and counterpoint, which suggest a procession of parade performers, one following the other. Let the music spark images or legendary royalty and their heroes among a procession of court acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and musicians in a mythical land. Ultimately Mythical Royals and Their Heroic Defenders is a tribute to imagination and aspiration.

This work is a slow march for concert band. It is played at a slightly slower tempo than traditional marches, and it was composed for concert performance instead of marching use.

- Program Note by Cypress Symphonic Band


  • Cypress Symphonic Band call for scores co-winner, 2017

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • Cypress Symphonic Band (Houston, Tx.) (Clancy Weeks, conductor) – 24 March 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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