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Country Band March

Full Score and Parts

By Charles Ives

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Concert Band Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet I, Cornet II, Cornet III, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Tenor I, Tenor II, Tenor III, Euphonium, Tuba, Bells, Triangle, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Cymbal, Bass Drum
Full Score and Parts. Composed by Charles Ives (1874-1954). Arranged by James Sinclair. Score and Set of Parts. With Standard notation. 27 pages. Duration 4 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #145-40012. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.145400120).

Item Number: PR.145400120

ISBN 1598065114.

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.).

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