Smith’s first published march. A bravura opening fanfare punctuated with the percussion forces open this march. The first strain gives us a jaunty tune with baritones and trombones playing the countermelody. The second strain refers back to the opening fanfares with percussion section soli banding about. A reserved trio tune played by clarinets, first horn and baritone are assisted with chromatic runs played by flute, oboe, muted first trumpet and bells. The opening fanfares return in the break strain, which then gives us a terrific trio strain. Accessible and playable for all musicians!
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