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Marche Americana

Søren Hyldgaard

Subtlety is placed firmly in the background in my hommage to the distinct American march tradition with its familiar syncopations and jazz influences. More specifically, MARCHE AMERICANA owes a great deal to those heroic movie marches by composers in the like of John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Alfred Newman, and others. In fact, you could say that MARCHE AMERICANA is a brash film theme looking for a home in, say, another Great Escape, Patton, or “1941”.
But a good march really needs no excuses, does it?

Commissioned by the Danish Concert Band, conductor Jørgen Jensen.

Søren Hyldgaard, Copenhagen, January 1997

Marche Americana has been previously published as Maximum Overdrive in limited editions and territories.

for Wind Orchestra
Søren Hyldgaard
[Edited by Johan de Meij]

2. Piccolo I/II
8. Flutes I/II
2. Oboes I/II
2. Bassoons I/II
1. Eb Clarinet
6. Bb Clarinet I
6. Bb Clarinet II
6. Bb Clarinet III
1. Bb Bass Clarinet
2. Eb Alto Sax I
2. Eb Alto Sax II
2. Bb Tenor Sax
1. Eb Baritone Sax

3. F Horn I/III
3. F Horn II/IV
4. Bb Cornet I/II
2. Bb Trumpet I
2. Bb Trumpet II
2. Bb Trumpet III
2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium B.C. (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium T.C. (Bb)
4. Basses (C)
1. String Bass
1. Timpani
3. Percussion I & II - S.D., B.D., Susp. Cym., 2 Cymb., Triangle,
3. Percussion III - Bells, Marimba, Xylophone, Triangle, Gong.

Additional Parts [for European countries only]
2. Eb Horn I/III
2. Eb Horn II/IV
2. Bb Trombone I (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone II  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone III  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Baritone/Euph. (B.C.)
2. Eb Bass Tuba  (T.C. & B.C.)
3. Bb Bass Tuba (T.C. & B.C.)