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The Gallant Seventh

By John Philip Sousa

Concert Band - Grade 4
Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Edited by Frederick Fennell. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Fennell Edition Marches for Band. Form: March. 20th Century; Romantic. Conductor Score. 12 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BDM01056C).

Item Number: AP.BDM01056C

Written for the 7th Regiment of the 107th Infantry of the New York National Guard in 1922 and composed late in his career, this is considered one of Sousa's best marches. The revered Frederick Fennell arrangement is a standard in the literature. This arrangement now includes freshly engraved parts and a full score! (3:13) This title is available in SmartMusic.

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  • 5

    Doug Podesta
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • 2004-04-28 00:00:00.0 One of Sousa's all-time best!!

    This is certainly not one of Sousa's best known marches, but it is definately one of his best!! The woodwinds have a sweeping melody in both the first and second sections, followed by a wonderful trumpet call reminiscent of reveille accentuated by heavy lower brass hits then into a...

    section highlighting the lower brass section. I have to say, we attempted this piece while I was playing 1st trumpet in the high school band, and it can be very demanding on the brass section. (Hey, what Sousa piece isn't???) Make sure you have a strong lower brass section, as they command much of the piece, even at times when it seems that they're only providing that "oom-pah" bass line. This is a real attention grabber for the Sousa fans and non-fans alike. This is definately for either an opening or finale, as it really gets the feet tapping and the blood stirring. Hope this helps you making your selection. Good luck!!

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