Marching Music for Clarinet Compilation

Marching Music for Clarinet Compilation

A collection of Marching pieces, by JP Sousa and others in special arrangements for Bb clarinet with piano accompaniment. Easy to Advanced Level

1.   Tchaikovsky  -  March from The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

This March is from Tchaikovsky's hugely popular ballet 'The Nutcracker.' It's full of energy and life - in fact it's maybe a little more of a dance than a march, with its skipping dotted rhythms. A joyful March!

March from The Nutcracker

2.   Sousa  -  The Stars and Stripes Forever

Sousa, John Philip

The Stars and Stripes Forever is an American patriotic march, written by John Philip Sousa in 1896. It was composed in honour of David Blakely, who was manager of the Sousa Band. It was an instant hit and only a year later was adopted as the official national march of the United States of America.

The Stars and Stripes Forever

3.   Elgar  -  Land of Hope and Glory

Elgar, Edward

This famous tune (some call it Britain's second national anthem) started life as part of the Pomp and Circumstance March no.1, which famously received a double encore at its London premiere at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts. The words were added a year later by AC Benson.

Land of Hope and Glory

4.   Strauss I  -  Radetsky March

Strauss I, Johann

Radetzky March, Op. 228, is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. in 1848. It was dedicated to the Field Marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, and became quite a popular march among soldiers. It has been remarked that its tone is more celebratory than martial- Strauss was commissioned to write the piece for a celebration of Radetsky's victory at the Battle of Custoza.

Radetsky March

5.   Sousa  -  The Washington Post March

Sousa, John Philip

"The Washington Post" (often called "The Washington Post March") is a march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889 and was written specifically to promote the newspaper. Since then, it has remained as one of his most popular marches throughout the United States and many other countries.

The Washington Post March

6.   Elgar  -  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4

Elgar, Edward

Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 may be less well-known that his famous March No.1, Land of Hope and Glory, but its central trio melody (heard after a graceful first section) is no less magnificent. It makes it a wonderful alternative for those wishing to avoid the familiarity of the earlier work.

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4

7.   Alford  -  Colonel Bogey March

Alford, Kenneth J.

The "Colonel Bogey March" is a popular march that was written in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881-1945), a British Army bandmaster who later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth. It was famously used by Malcolm Arnold in the film Bridge on the River Kwai.

Colonel Bogey March

8.   Schumann  -  Soldiers March from Album for the Young Op68 No.2

Schumann, Robert

A simple march from Schumann's Album for the Young Op.68, perhaps depicting the kind of toy soldier's a young person might play with.

Soldiers March from Album for the Young Op68 No.2

9.   Sousa  -  Liberty Bell March
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Sousa, John Philip

One of the most popular marches from the 'Pied Piper of Patriotism', this piece apparently earned the composer over $40,000 in the first seven years after publication. It was famously used as the title music for Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Liberty Bell March
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10.   Saint-Saens  -  Royal March of the Lion from Carnival of the Animals
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Saint-Saens, Camille

This fun piece forms the opening movement of Saint-Saints suite of musical animal sketches, Carnival of the Animals. It starts with a fanfare - announcing the arrival of the king of the jungle. A noble theme then emerges, interrupted by running scales which imitate a lion's roar!

Royal March of the Lion from Carnival of the Animals
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