Falcon March

Composer
Wm. Paris Chambers
Year of composition
1905
Year of arrangement
2010
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Concert band / wind band
Related scores

Chambers wrote this march for a 1905 tour of Germany. Its dedicatee, the Prince of Wernigerode, presided over a small region near Leipzig. Arthur Pryor’s band made a Victor record in June 1910, now posted on the US Library of Congress website: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/2021. The original edition, still available at http://www.bandmusicpdf.org/library-download.php?filename=net-FalconMarch.pdf, contains many articulation discrepancies, threadbare harmony in the first and second strains, and problematic scoring in the trio. My edition fills out the harmonies, substantially rescores the trio, and provides concert-size parts.

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