Composer: C. Gounod (1818-1893) From Faust
Duration: 3.5 minutes
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet
Trumpet 1 and 2 in Bb
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.