Spirit of Independence (1912)
Military March & Two Step
Last updated: 23.01.24
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Composer: A. Holzmann Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 492
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Length: approx. 4¼ mins.
Spirit of Independence certainly lives up to its title as spirited and sprightly march. Holzmann respectfully dedicated this composition to Mr. J. Bodewalt Lampe. Its form is AABBCCDCCDCCAABB with a 4-bar introduction. The D-strain is actually a rousing 12-bar interlude between the final C-strains which themselves are played an octave higher than on their first iteration. This transcription for recorder ensemble is a delight for lovers of tenor and bass instruments, the 1st tenor in particular who has al the melodies from start to finish. The cover of the original sheet music is an eloquent expression of patriotic symbols whereby a spread winged eagle gazes at a star spangled Liberty herself extending a hero's wreath. Great stuff indeed!
Spirit of Independence was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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