American Salute - Concert Band

Catalog: 00-82191

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American Salute
Based on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

for Concert Band Grade 4.5 (Medium to Medium Advanced level)

Excerpts below are used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., and are from "Teaching Music Through Performance In Band - Volume 2"

During World War II, Morton Gould composed several settings of marching tunes from the allied nations.  These were to be performed by a full orchestra on a March 1943 U.S. Government radio program.  One of these settings was American Salute, which contains variations on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Gould composed this arrangement overnight, starting at dinner time and finishing it in time for the next morning's 9:00 a.m. broadcast.  In the same year, Philip Lang prepared the band transcription under the composer's supervision.  Although American Salute could have remained a period piece, appropriate only for wartime use, it has become a light classic, one of the most often performed works by bands and orchestras alike.

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 1st and 2nd Flute, 1st and 2nd Oboe, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bassoon, 1st and 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Cornet, 1st and 2nd Bb Trumpet, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th F Horn, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone TC, Tuba, String Bass, Mallet Percussion (Bells, Marimba, Chimes, Xylophone), Timpani, Percussion, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Gong.

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Sample Pages Audio Sample
Publisher: Belwin
Composer/Author: Gould, Morton
Arranger/Editor: Lang, Philip J.
Catalog Number: 00-82191
Pages: 472