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WWI Medley for Brass Ensemble

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By Henry James “Harry” Williams/George Henry Powell/Felix Powell

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Brass Choir or Ensemble - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Henry James “Harry” Williams/George Henry Powell/Felix Powell. Arranged by Jari A. Villanueva. 20th Century, Movies, Fourth of July, Patriotic, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 42 pages. Published by JV MUSIC (S0.270287).

Item Number: S0.270287

WWI Medley for Brass Ensemble
arranged by Jari Villanueva

A Medley of It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
Full Score
3 Trumpets in Bb
4 Horns in F
3 Trombones
Snare and Bass Drum
Piccolo (Optional)
Substitute part for Eb Horn provided
Substitute part for TC Baritone provided

“It’s A Long, Long Way to Tipperary” is a British music hall song written by Jack Judge and cocredited to Henry James “Harry” Williams. It was allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet in Stalybridge on January 30, 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. Now commonly called “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, the original printed music calls it “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary.” It became popular among soldiers in the First World War and is remembered as a song of World War I.

“Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile” is the full name of the World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by Welsh songwriters, George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of “George Asaf”, and set to music by his brother Felix Powell. It was featured in the American show Her Soldier Boy, which opened in December 1916.

This skillful arrangement by Jari Villanueva captures the flavor of the original tunes and would be a great selection commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The arrangement

includes the verses of the tunes and the British bugle call “Fall In.” This clever arrangement culminates in a rousing section that superimposes both tunes. Included is a Full Score and parts for Brass Ensemble. Also included are substitute parts for Eb Horns and Treble Clef Baritone Horn

A retired member of the United States Air Force Band where he served on the Music Production staff (as well as a trumpeter and bugler) and a student of Bill Holcombe, Jari Villanueva continues writing for different ensembles. His arrangements are played by bands, brass ensembles and brass quintets all over the country including many military groups. Many of his arrangements can be found on Sheet Music Plus and JV MUSIC.

Jari is a 2016 Sheet Music Plus Arranging Contest winner and winner of the 2016 Holiday Arranging Contest.

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