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MARCH OF THE CZAR'S BRIGADE (medium easy - concert band; score, parts, and license to copy)

Digital Sheet Music

By Brian Harris

Concert Band - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Brian Harris. Contest, Festival, Multicultural, Patriotic, Standards, World. Score and parts. 42 pages. Publications #3007489. Published by Publications (A0.859746).

Item Number: A0.859746


With its distinctive Russian flavor, MARCH OF THE CZAR'S BRIGADE depicts a "pass and review" of military troops on a snowy winter's day. Starting quietly, the sound slowly grows to a strong B section, then marches away into the distance. This G-minor work is ideal for any concert or festival.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium Easy / Grade 2 / suitable for middle school or small high school bands

- All winds (including tuba!) have melody at least once.
- Simple trombone parts (generously cross-cued in Horn, Euphonium)
- 2nd Clarinet remains below break.

- Use of dotted-eighth/sixteenth rhythm in melody.
- Use of low register for clarinets. (low E, F, G#)
- Tuba solo (cued in other parts)
- Muted Trumpet 1 solo (unison line with other instruments)
- Dynamics; articulations; a few 16th-notes in all parts.

- All parts are well within "2nd-year" ranges: Flute to E-flat above staff (only once); 1st Clarinet to C above staff; 2nd Clarinet remains below break; Trumpets to 3rd space C (1st Trumpet to E, once); Trombone to C above staff; Tuba to C on staff, down to D just below staff.

Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto or Tenor Sax or Horn, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombone, Bass Line, Percussion.

PERCUSSION: Parts for 5 players:
Percussionist 1 = Snare Drum
Percussionist 2 = Bass Drum
Percussionist 3 = Crash Cymbals, Sleigh Bells
Percussionist 4 = Bells, Chimes
Percussionist 5 = Timpani (3 or 4 drums)


SAMPLE: You can view non-printable PDF samples of several Parts (Clarinet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Snare/Bass Drum) at

Please also consider my CHELTENHAM MARCH (a British-style march), also a Medium Easy march.

NOTE: this Digital Download contains the Full Conductor Score and all Parts for full concert band. Also included is a Site License allowing a band director to print as many copies as needed for their school. This permission is not extended to individuals – only to schools.


COMPOSER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30 years at public school and college levels. Many of his works are available from and as digital downloads.


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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Tallahassee, Florida
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 27, 2018 nice

    glad I found this - plan to use with my hs band for contest this year. Good writing and not too hard, but dynamics are demanding

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 24, 2017 catchy tune

    kids hum it alot - sticks in your head (good or bad? ) - solo tuba??

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  • 5

    North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • August 12, 2017 good middle school march

    played with my 8th grade band; kids really liked it.

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