Beethoven - Two Marches for Military Band arranged for 14-part Brass Ensemble and Percussion
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Beethoven wrote five military marches for wind band and they are referred to being "works without opus numbers" or "WoO". He was well acquainted with marches and wind instrumentation. His marches fell out of favor after a while as the instruments called for became antiquated (Piccolo and Flute in F, etc.). With today's arrangements for modern instruments these works are now being performed more often.
These Two Marches for Military Band arranged by Jim Tempest were written in 1809-1810 for a military review and are a great example of the style of the day: a simple harmonic style, 2 or 4 bar phrases with lots of dotted notes and snappy rhythms.
The instrumentation is for a 14-part Brass Ensemble and Percussion:
Piccolo Trumpet in B-flat, 3 Trumpets in B-flat, Flugelhorn, 3 Horns, 3 Trombones, 2 Euphoniums, Tuba, Bass Drum, Snare Drum and Cymbals.
They are appropriate for moderately advanced performers and are about 3 minutes in length each.Free PDF Sample