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Festal March

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (07/12/19)
Composer: Grey, Charles John
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: The Armley Schulze
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th century
Charles Grey (1849-1923) was born in Norfolk, England. His father was also an organist.

He taught at the London College of Music, and published quite a number of compositions, most of which are of a light nature.

"Festal March" was published by Schott in 1911. I'd like to say that it's yet another one of those "period pieces," and I guess it is, but this one is the type that sounds more like a grand circus march, as opposed to a grandiose postlude!

Still, it sounds good and is fun to hear and to play, and would probably be loved by your congregation if you did it as a postlude!

But, be warned! If you do this, they may want MORE THINGS LIKE IT! :-)

I've really done this piece so I could the MIDI file, requested by my good friend and our member, "1961 TC4ME". Marc, I hope you like it and find it enjoyable and useful!

Written in the key of C major, Grey puts everything in the most obvious of key centers. There is a softer middle section with the tune played upon the Choir Clarinette, and after the return of the opening material, there is a brief Coda.

Everyone leaves with a smile on their faces after you play this one!

The score is attached below, as well as the MIDI file.

Also, a photo Charles Grey is attached as well. :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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