bass drum part from Foot Guards Regimental Slow March Scipio

George Frederic Hendel
3 minutes
Classical music

he march is taken from the opera, "The Mercy of Scipio" or ’Scipione’ written in 1725 by George Frederic Handel. Since Scipio was a Roman centurion, this piece is played with grandeur. Handel transcribed the march from Scipio for harpsichord, a good example of Handel’s ’borrowing’. He often recycled tunes that he wrote for one type of composition, using them in another.

This arrangement is particularly good for military bands

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