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New York Parade

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Michael Brand

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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

  • Drumset
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

In June 1997, I was in New York and had a free weekend. On Sunday morning, I was awoken early by a great deal of banging and saw that barriers and road-blocks had been erected throughout central park. Why?

I soon heard the answer: A great parade. When the Americans put together a parade, they really mean it! This one lasted three hours and brought the centre of New York to a stand still. Bands, choirs and dancers marched passed in celebration of the Jewish faith.

New York Parade is completely original, but its starting point in my imagination was a band, a choir and Broadway. The marching band starts in the distance, passes by and as it moves away we hear the next block of performers singing, almost chanting a hymn (called 'Jewish Song'). The groups suddenly turn into Broadway, as a song from an imaginary show intervenes, but then the band and choir return in counterpoint and all three themes come together.

New York Parade was commissioned in 1997 with the aid of funds provided by Gower Music International. Having organized tours for bands for many years, Gower wished to provide bands planning a tour with an added dimension to their touring projects. The work was played by five bands during their 1998 music tours.

-Program Note from Printed Score

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