Tuba part from Fucik - Florentina March

Julius Fucik
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Although Julius Fucik is best known for his Entry of the Gladiators march, recent popularity polls among band directors indicate a preference for his Florentina march, subtitled Grand March Italiana. The length and content of this march lead one to believe that, like Sousa with his Free Lance March, Fucik attempted to condense an operetta into a march. The march was originally entitled "La Rosa Di Toscana" but due to political reasons, the composer was forced to change his salute from the entire region of Tuscany to its capital, Florence.

The march includes 2 fanfares; a light, floating trio melody; an interlude; and a triumphant repeat with a challenging piccolo part.

Julius Fucik
5 minutes
Classical music

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