Church
MARCH BAPTISTE

by Brian Harris

March Baptíste uses two hymn tunes, I'll Fly Away and When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder, as the framework for a happy and toe-tapping march medley. Everyone gets a chance to play a melody because woven among the three sections of the piece are excerpts from 8 other gospel hymns. Audiences will enjoy "keeping score" of how many tunes they can identify!

LEVEL:
Medium Easy; Grade 1 

Appropriate for 2nd-year players/advanced beginners.

SAMPLES:
Sample pages (.pdf): 
Sound files:
COST:
$35 U.S. for full score, parts, and site-license

Extra full scores are $6 U.S.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Spring or Fall concert.
  • Performance Time: about 3 minutes
  • FEATURES:
  • All winds (including tuba!) have melody at least once.
  • Simple low brass/low woodwind parts.
  • CHALLENGES:
  • Balance, accents, articulations, key changes.
  • Snare solo (2 measures).
  • KEY and RANGES:
    E-flat major to F major to E-flat major. 

    All parts are well within "1st-year" ranges: Flute to C above staff; 1st Clarinet below break except two 3rd space C's; Trumpets to 3rd space C; Trombone to C above staff; Tuba to C on staff.

    INSTRUMENTATION:
    Standard Instrumentation

    (uses a combined Trombone/Euphonium part)

    MINIMUM
    INSTRUMENTATION
    REQUIREMENTS:
    (At least one of each) Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax or Horn, 

    Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Line, Percussion.

    PERCUSSION:
    Parts for 4 percussionists: 
      Percussion 1 = Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle 

      Percussion 2 = Snare, Tambourine, Woodblock 

      Percussion 3 = Bass Drum, Guiro 

      Bells (Mallets)


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