Nutmeggers, The

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Eric Osterling

Eric Osterling

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General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.45   |   Score Only (print) - $8.50


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe 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
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This lively work was Osterling's first published march. The title came from a nickname given to the state of Connecticut many years ago – the early traders in that area reportedly sold wooden nutmegs for real ones.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

"Nutmegger" is a nickname for people from the state of Connecticut. The official nickname for Connecticut is "The Constitution State", as voted in 1958 by the Connecticut state legislature; however "The Nutmeg State" is an unofficial nickname for the state, hence the nickname "Nutmegger".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Nutmegger, Wikipedia Accessed 28 July 2021
  • Osterling, E. (1954). The Nutmeggers [score]. Bourne, Inc.: [s.l.].
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 463.