The Gladiator March
Concert Band Flute I, Flute II, Oboe, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Horn I, Horn II, Tenor I, Tenor II, Euphonium, Tuba, Bell - Grade 3-3.5
Full Score and Parts. Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by Andrew Balent. Carl Fischer Concert Performance Series. Score and Set of Parts. With Standard notation. 20 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CPS65).
Item Number: CF.CPS65
ISBN 0825864712. With Standard notation.
A lesser-known but unforgettable Sousa march is presented in a terrific arrangement for the modern concert band by the expert Andrew Balent. The opening idea has an intriguing tonal ambiguity (is it major or minor?) and the second strain, introduced by the saxophones, is a real Sousa gem. This is wonderful music by any standard, beautifully scored, and represents the American march style at its most ingratiating.