Samuel Holyoke (arr.)
(1762 - 1820)

Eight marches in five parts
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United States march - Massachusetts march - General Lovejoy's march - Edinburgh Train Band march - Captain Reid's march - West London march - Birmingham march - Hull-Dock Company's march

A selection of five-part marches from Holyoke's "Instrumental Assistant", Exeter, New Hampshire, vols I (1800) and II (1807).

The first three of these marches are of United States origin, and may be by Holyoke himself. The rest are from tune books and tutors originating in Britain, usually London. From 1756 until 1815 the United States and Great Britain had a common heritage of military music; wind bands of three parts at the commencement of the period, with the the increased size becoming fashionable in the early-mid 1780s. A typical band in the U.S. and in the English provinces at the later date would comprise two clarinets (or oboes or (rarer) flutes), two horns and two bassoons; showpiece bands such as that of the Duke of York would employ clarinets and oboes, with further brass, trumpets and serpents. This edition provides parts both for clarinets in Bb and for oboes.