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MARCH OF THE CZAR'S BRIGADE - concert band; score, parts, and license; difficulty: medium easy

By Brian Harris

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Concert Band - Early Intermediate
Composed by Brian Harris. Repertoire. Score, Set of Parts. 41 pages. Published by Bandroom.com Publications (S0.192507).

Item Number: S0.192507

NOTE: this Digital Download contains the Full Conductor Score and all Parts for full concert band. Also included is a Site License allowing a band director to print as many copies as needed for their school. This permission is not extended to individuals – only to schools.

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With its distinctive Russian flavor, March of the Czar's Brigade depicts a "pass and review" of military troops on a snowy winter's day. Starting quietly, the sound slowly grows to a strong B section, then marches away into the distance. This G-minor work is ideal for any concert or festival.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
     Medium Easy / Grade 2 / Young Band (suitable for middle school or small high school bands)

FEATURES:
    - All winds (including tuba!) have melody at least once.
    - Simple trombone parts (generously cross-cued in Horn, Euphonium)
    - 2nd Clarinet remains below break.

CHALLENGES:
    - use of dotted-eighth/sixteenth rhythm in melody.
    - Use of low register for clarinets. (low E, F, G#)
    - Tuba solo (cued in other parts).
    - Muted Trumpet 1 solo (unison line with other instruments)
    - Dynamics; articulations; a few 16th-notes in all parts.

RANGES:
All parts are well within "2nd-year" ranges: Flute to E-flat above staff (only once); 1st Clarinet to C above staff; 2nd Clarinet remains below break; Trumpets to 3rd space C (1st Trumpet to E, once); Trombone to C above staff; Tuba to C on staff, down to D just below staff.

MINIMUM INSTRUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto or Tenor Sax or Horn, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombone, Bass Line, Percussion.

PERCUSSION:
Parts for 5 players:
     Percussionist 1 = Snare Drum
     Percussionist 2 = Bass Drum
     Percussionist 3 = Crash Cymbals, Sleigh Bells
     Percussionist 4 = Bells, Chimes
    Percussionist 5 = Timpani (3 or 4 drums)

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SAMPLE: You can view non-printable PDF samples of several Parts (Clarinet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Snare/Bass Drum) at www.bandroom.com .  

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COMPOSER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30 years at public school and college levels. Many of his works are available from www.bandroom.com and through Sheet Music Plus digital downloads.
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