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Country Band March

Arrangedfor Concert Band

By Charles Ives

Concert Band Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bass Drum, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Bells, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Clarinet 3 in Bb, Clarinet in Eb, Contra-alto Clarinet in Eb, Cornet 1 in Bb, Cornet 2 in Bb, Cornet 3 in Bb, Cymbals, Euphonium, Flute 1, Flute 2 and more.
Arrangedfor Concert Band. Composed by Charles Ives (1874-1954). Arranged by James Sinclair. Sws. Classical. Full Score. With Standard notation. Composed 1903. Duration 4 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #145-40012F. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.14540012F).

Item Number: PR.14540012F

ISBN 9781598067996. 9 x 12 inches. Key: Bb major.

From the out of tune introduction to the pandemonium which reigns at the close, the Country Band March is a marvelous parody of the realities of performance by a country band. While the main march theme is probably Ives' own, the march features an impressive list of quotations that includes Arkansas Traveler, Battle Cry of Freedom, British Grenadiers, The Girl I Left Behind Me, London Bridge, Marching Through Georgia, Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground, My Old Kentucky Home, Violets, Yankee Doodle, May Day Waltz and Semper Fidelis. There is rarely anything straight-forward about the use of this material; the tunes are subjected to Ives's famous techniques of poly-everything. Of particular interest is Ives's use of ragtime elements to enliven this already spirited march.).

About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces

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    Leo van Mourik
    Netherlands, Europe
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  • May 07, 2012 fair quality for a low price

    This score is really accurate. Sometimes I doubt whether all enharmonics (i.e. flats vs. sharps etc.) are correct. The print is quite pale. Unlike the description, all instruments, including brass and percussion, ar there.

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