Catalogue :: Brass Band

Marche Slave
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranger
Robert Childs
Price
£ 49.95
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Difficulty Level
Moderately Difficult
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Duration
00:07:00
Description

Tchaikovsky wrote Marche Slave in 1876 for a charity concert to support a war effort in the Balkans.  He composed and fully scored the march in just five days.  The themes are loosely based on three Serbian folk songs, each with a quite different character, and it also incorporates the Russian national anthem.  At the first performance its impact was such that it had to be encored in full, receiving a tumultuous reception - twice!

This arrangement was made for the combined forces of Black Dyke Band and Cory Band for the British Open Gala Concert given in Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Sunday 14th September 2008, the performance of which was conducted by the arranger.

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