Spirit of '76

From Wind Repertory Project
Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

Subtitle: Based on Songs of the Time of George Washington and the American Revolution

This work bears the designation QMB Journal 332.

General Info

Year: 1964
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.95; (digital) - $15.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, m.211, b.2: Missing an accent on the quarter note
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, m.334, b.2: C should be a D
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, m.347-349: These three measures should be slurred, including the eighth note on beat 1 of m.350

Program Notes

Based on songs of the time of George Washington and the American Revolution and includes Washington's March at Trenton; Yankee Doodle; Norah, Dear Norah; and Girls and Boys.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1964). The Spirit of '76. Based on Songs of the Time of George Washington and the American Revolution. [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.