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U.S.S. Hornet March, The

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Russell Holland

Russell Holland

Subtitle: A Miniature March for Young Band

General Info

Year: 2019 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Russell Holland Music, through J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Soprano Recorder
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bells
  • Violin

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • Soprano Recorder
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Violin

Part 3

  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Alto Recorder (transposed)
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Piano
  • Xylophone
  • Guitar

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • Tenor/Bass Recorder
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Tuba
  • Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Piano
  • Marimba
  • Guitar
  • Cello

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A lot of mixed feelings about marches the last few years, but they are a big part of band heritage. A lot of contests and festivals still require or suggest one be played. The school I teach at is "military style", so marches are a BIG part of what we play in the high school.

I started writing grade I marches last year because it's so hard to find traditional style for younger bands. I start my junior high kids early on marches. Now I've made it available for flex arrangement.

The U.S.S. Hornet was a World War II aircraft carrier. It was sunk by the Japanese in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in 1942, and was rediscovered in 2019.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

Suggested instrument placement as listed but any is acceptable. Certain instruments may be limited by range -- refrain from low instruments being too close together.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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