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Moroccan Legionnaire (Brass Quintet)

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Brass quintet

Moroccan Legionnaire (the Finnish title: Marokon Kauhu) is a commission for the Veterans´┐Ż Day festivities in the town of Jyvaskyla, 27.4.2003.

It is about ltn (later capt.)Aarne Juutilainen, nicknamed "The Terror of Morocco" who served from 1930 until 1935 in the French Foreign Legion, participating in the Moroccan colonial war. After returning to Finland he served in the Finnish army, and became a national hero in the Battle of Kollaa in the Winter War.

Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarne_Juutilainen

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