Southerner, The

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander (arr. Glenn Bainum)

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General Info

Year: 1908 / 1968
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


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Program Notes

The Southerner march is one of Alexander's most popular works. A strong introduction, interesting melodies and countermelodies, exciting modulations in the trio, and dynamic change that lift the listener out of his seat -- these are the features of this stirring march. The dedication on the original cornet conductor part was short and sweet: "To my wife." Alexander wrote another march, entitled The Southerners, which he also dedicated to his wife. The original unpublished manuscript is at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

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  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold P. Jimmerson, conductor) - 25 June 2023
  • Leander (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble (Robert Selaiden, conductor) – 23 April 2020
  • DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) Community Concert Band (Terry Redford, conductor) - 7 May 2018
  • Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Wind Ensemble (Lancaster, Penn.) (Michael Fansler, conductor) – 21 April 2018
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 2 April 2018
  • Baldwin Pops Band (Fairhope, Ala.) (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 1 October 2017
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 15 September 2017
  • Belleville (Ill.) Community Band (Jackie Siddle, conductor) – 17 May 2017
  • Valley Wind Ensemble (Solvang, Calif.) (Sharon Jeskey, conductor) – 2 April 2017
  • Windjammers Unlimited Russell Alexander Band (Liberty, N.Y.) (Andrew Glover, conductor) – 20 July 2015
  • California State University, Bakersfield, Concert Band (Leo Sakomoto, conductor) - 5 June 2015
  • Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) - 2013
  • Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South High School Wind Ensemble - 20 October 2011
  • United States Army Field Band (Washington, D.C.) (Bruce R. Pulver, conductor) – 17 December 2008 (2008 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Alexander, R.; Bainum, C. (1968). The Southerner: Concert March [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 6.