War March of the Priests
Concert Band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Todd Stalter. Concert Band; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Challenger Band Series. Form: March; Transcription. Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. 120 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39612).
Item Number: AP.39612
Although more famous for his incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn was commissioned by the King of Prussia to provide music for Racine's religious drama Athalie, which includes the "War March of the Priests." The march tune draws its energy from a repeating triplet figure in the introduction, and features a nice legato contrasting section. A great opportunity to teach style and nuance! (2:45)