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Rule, Britannia! (flex)

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Thomas Arne

Thomas Arne (arr. Michael Brand)

Subtitle: Last Night of the Proms II

General Info

Year: 1740 / 2001 / 2007
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00  |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet I

Part 2

  • Flute II
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Trumpet II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet III
  • Horn in F I

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet IV
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tuned Percussion


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rule, Britannia! is a British patriotic song, originating from the poem Rule, Britannia by James Thomson and set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. It is strongly associated with the Royal Navy, but also used by the British Army.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Performance Notes

Playable by as few as four players provided each of the four parts is covered, each 'choir' within the band -- woodwinds, saxophones, B-flat clarinets and brass -- is complete so you may use contrasting choirs for different sections for variety.

The B-flat clarinets form a separate complete choir. There are four B-flat clarinet lines, but clarinets 2, 3, and 4 are written below the break. If Part 1 is covered by flute, alto saxophone or trumpet, then clarinet 1 may be omitted.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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