Second Battalion March (1897)
Last updated: 26.01.21
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Composer: F.R. Gillis Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A+B/T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 941
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Second Battalion March was written for and dedicated to the Officers and Seamen of the 2nd Naval Battalion, Brooklyn, New York. Those honourable gentleman are photographed on the front cover of the original sheet music mustered and on parade in the performance of their Sunday duties at Sand's Point, Long Island.
The march itself is a bright-and-breezy jog-along affair musically well matched to in martial spirit to the dedicatees. Recorder ensembles that have plenty of basses in their armoury will especially enjoy this piece where even the lead voice, the treble, is respectfully obliged to take up a bass. In general, a composition for the martially minded and a reminder that it does not always have to be John Philip Sousa!
Second Battalion March was published by National Music Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.