Marche Militaire - Flexible 4 Parts & Optional Percussion

Marche Militaire - Flexible 4 Parts & Optional Percussion

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Violin
[Part 2] Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, F Horn, Viola
[Part 3] Flute *, Oboe *, Bb Clarinet *, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Violoncello
[Part 4] Bb Bass Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone *, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon, Trombone *, Euphonium *, Tuba, String Bass
[Percussion (optional)] Drums, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Tambourine
*only use if you perform as wind band.

Although I have written this as a wind band piece, it can be performed with various flexible instrumentation settings.

When used as a small ensemble:
Woodwind quartet: 1-Fl. 2-Ob. 3-Cl. (8va) 4-Bsn.
String quartet: 1-Vln. 2-Vla. 3-Cello 4-C.B.
(double the 1-Vln. 8va for quintet)
Brass quartet: 1-Trp. 2-Hrn. 3-Trb. 4-Tuba (8va for Euph.)
(*There are rarely any breaks. Might be difficult as a brass piece)

Instrumentation options by part:
(Part 1)
Fl.,Eb Cl.,(Vln.) are scored an octave higher. It is recommended to have Ob.,Bb Cl.,Trp.,A.Sax. to fill in the range gap.
(Part 2)
Nothing in particular
(Part 3)
Use *Fl.,*Ob.,*Bb Cl. (8va) only when there is an upper octave instrument for Part 1.
(Part 4)
*T. Sax . *Trb.,*Euph. as it is an octave higher from the bass, do not use them by themself (must be used with a bass instrument).
No particular priority.
For march style, use Drums. For symphonic style, use Timpani. Of course, keyboard instruments only is acceptable. If there are enough players, use gran cassa for Bass Drum, crash cymbal for Cymbal for more symphonic style.

(Hiroki Takahashi)