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Strike Up the Band (arr Pegram)

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Pegram)


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General Info

Year: 1927 / 1979
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Out of print


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Strike Up The Band is the title song for a musical interpretation of George S. Kaufman’s satire about a proud American owner of a cheese factory who is outraged when Switzerland protests a tariff on imported cheese and convinces the U.S. government to declare a war he would finance. George and Ira Gershwin saw this as an opportunity to write in the style of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The 1927 production never made it out of Philadelphia, as political satire was a hard sell even in an operetta style. The inevitable boy-meets-girl story did produce the classic love song The Man I Love.

- Program note from Music Program Notes for Band and Wind Ensemble Music


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Carlos Gama, Jr., conductor) - 26 June 2018


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