National Emblem
by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Brass Quintet - Digital Sheet Music

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Brass Quintet Baritone Horn TC,Trumpet,Tuba - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1414066

By Will Corbin. By Edwin Eugene Bagley. Arranged by Will Corbin. March. 20 pages. Will Corbin #995836. Published by Will Corbin (A0.1414066).

So the legend goes: Edward Eugene Bagley is on a train, touring with his family band from some Vermont backwater, when he composed "National Emblem." He didn't like the ending he wrote, so he trashed the score. Someone in his band rescued it from the trash can. The rest of the band repaired to the baggage car (surely beer was involved in this activity) and secretly rehearsed the new march. They performed it at the band's next concert. It became the most famous (as in, the only one you've ever heard of) of Bagley's compositions and one of the most recognizable American marches. John Phillip Sousa ranked it among the top four in that category, surrounding it, of course, with his own marches. Its trio is regularly played at colors ceremonies. It even pops up in the TubaChristmas version of "Jingle Bells." He sold the rights to the arrangement for $25.
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