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Song of Socialism from 'In the Red'


Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 4:40
Publisher: G & M Brand | Copyright: 2008

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    Start marching to a new destiny. From an original brass band musical by Michael Brand and Ian Chippandale, Song of Socialism is a rousing concert march sure to please any audience. This new arrangement by the composer is for full concert band.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 4:40

    1st Flute
    2nd Flute/Piccolo
    1st & 2nd Oboe
    1st Bb Clarinet
    2nd Bb Clarinet
    3rd Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet*
    Bb Bass Clarinet*
    1st Bassoon
    2nd Bassoon*
    1st Eb Alto Saxophone
    2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone*

    1st Bb Cornet
    2nd Bb Cornet
    3rd Bb Cornet
    1st Bb Trumpet
    2nd Bb Trumpet
    1st F Horn
    2nd F Horn
    3rd F Horn
    4th F Horn*
    1st Trombone
    2nd Trombone*
    3rd Trombone
    (TC Baritone)

    String Bass*

    Percussion 1 (snare drum)
    Percussion 2 [2 players] (side drum, cymbals)
    Tuned Percussion (glockenspiel)

    Parts marked with an asterisk (*) are NOT ESSENTIAL, although their presence will obviously enable a fuller realization of the composer's intention to be achieved.

    Program Notes
    "In the Red" is an original brass band musical by Michael Brand and Ian Chippendale. It is based on Robert Tressell's famous socialist novel, "The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists," which describes the trials and tribulations, the humour and the marriages of working-class life in Edwardian England.

    This powerful book has been allied to a powerful score and the show ends with the show's hero, Will Easton, exorting all the working men - painter and decorators - to embrace socialism and overthrow the bosses. In this Song of Socialism, the men start marching to a new destiny. It never happened in England of course, but it did elsewhere!

    The composer has now arranged this stirring march for Concert Band.

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