March Prelude

Programme Note

March Prelude was commissioned to launch the new brass band series by the publisher Novello, in 1968. What makes this little piece different from the usual march is that in the trio section the time signatures change constantly. The main tune of the March is recognisably modal but the harmony surrounding it takes it away from that world.

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Work Details

  • Date of Composition: 1968
  • Publisher: Novello
  • Available from: Studio Music
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  • Duration: 3' 30"
  • Instrumentation: brass band
  • Commission Information:
    Novello, to launch a new brass band publication series in 1968