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David P. Miller

David P Miller

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:27
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Silver Clef Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00


Full Score
Condensed Score
Compressed Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Sop. Clarinet
B-flat Sop. Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone 1-2
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 TC
Euphonium BC
Percussion, including:

  • Timpani
  • Bells
  • Percussion Part (battery on one part)


None discovered thus far.


In the premier volume of the AMERICAN FRONTIER SUITES series, we bring you five tunes popular in the American Colonies during the years of the Revolutionary War:

  • The Girl I Left Behind me (1758?)
  • Barbara Allen (pre-1665)
  • Free America (mid-1600's?) (taken from "The British Grenadiers")
  • Yankee Doodle (pre-1770)
  • Chester (William Billings, 1778)

Almost all of these tunes are still recognizable today, in the twenty-first century.

Program Notes

In Volume 1 of his American Frontier Suites, The REVOLUTIONARIES, arranger David Miller brings us five tunes popular in late 1700’s America.

The first three of these tunes were originally British traditional tunes, adopted by the Americans for their own use.

The suite opens with the lively marching tune, The Girl I Left Behind Me, adopted from England’s “Brighton Camp” dating from about 1758. The next tune the American patriots borrowed was the famous “British Grenadiers” marching song, renaming it Free America and using it as a rallying song for the revolution, with new words written by Joseph Warren.

The haunting melody Barbara Allen was often sung in pubs and inns of the day as well.

The suite concludes with two tunes of distinctly American origin, the sprightly Yankee Doodle and one of the most famous patriotic songs of that era, William Billings’ 1778 song, Chester.

Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy with us now Volume 1 of David Miller’s American Frontier Suite series: THE REVOLUTIONARIES.

- Program Note by arranger


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