Gounod – Soldiers’ March

Composer: C. Gounod (1818-1893) From Faust
Duration: 3.5 minutes
Price: £15
Grade: 5-6
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

Trumpet 1 and 2 in Bb
French Horn

One of the most exciting moments in a large-scale performance of Gounod’s Opera Faust is when the full male chorus march out dressed as soldiers to sing this wonderful military march piece. In a lilting 6/8 and arranged in a playable way, this piece was written for the Charterhouse School Quintet. A perfect chance to work on staccato playing, ensemble and compound rhythm subdivisions, it is a lively and catchy tune that is both useful and fun for any group.

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