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Drumming Up American! Five Historic Pieces That Shaped a Nation (Score & Set)-DRUMS/BAND

Composer: Weait, Christopher

Publisher: Chris Weait

Edition: CW9312B


Drumming Up America! Five Historic Pieces That Shaped a Nation
for drums and band
by Christopher Weait (b. 1939)- American composer, bassoonist, and pedagogue
1. The British Grenadiers
2. Scotland the Brave
3. Roslin Castle
4. The Downfall of Paris
5. Yankee Doodle
This work was first performed without Yankee Doodle, by members of Nexus and the Toronto Chamber Winds as "Four Historic Marches of the 18th Century" in Toronto in 1984. Roslin Castle is the funeral tune that was most often used before Chopin's Funeral March was composed. In addition to Scottist and funeral drumming, there is traditional rudimental drumming on snare and bass drums. 
Yankee Doodle was added with the Ohio State Chamber Winds in the 1990s and again for WindWorks in Dublin and Delaware, OH in 2009. It was then the idea of a concert band version as a showcase for drummer arose. The first public performance of the band version was the Ohio State University Symphony Band conducted by Professor Richard Blatti on May 26th, 2010. This work was revised in 2017, and is dedicated to the late Nexus founding member Robin Engleman. 
The full instrumentation is:
  • piccolo
  • 2 flutes
  • 2 oboes
  • 3 Bb clarinets
  • bass clarinet
  • 2 bassoons
  • 2 alto saxophones
  • tenor saxophone
  • baritone saxophone
  • 4 Bb trumpets
  • 4 Horns in F
  • 3 trombones
  • euphonium (bass clef and treble clef)
  • tuba
  • double bass
  • snare, scottish, and muffled drums
  • bass and rudimental bass drum
Duration: 8:00