Mercury's March (2019)

for beginning band (GRADE 1) 2:30 minutes

Now available for full-flex instrumentation!

PDF orders will include scores and parts for both the flex version as well as the original. 

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PDF

Score and Parts

$42

FULL-FLEX 

Printed 

Score and Parts

$56 + shipping

ORIGINAL

Printed 

Score and Parts

$56 + shipping

Full-flex Perusal Score
Mercurys March SynthesizedLaura M. Kramer
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Program Note

Mercury’s March depicts imaginary scenes in a day of the life of Mercury, the god of trade and messenger of the gods. First, the low brass introduce a sly yet bold mantra that depicts Mercury boldly marching through town.  During his patrol, he flaunts his caduceus, a wand entwined with two serpents that has magical powers to put mortals to sleep, raise the dead, and turn anything it touches into gold. Known for trickery, his antics can be heard through glissandi in the trombones as well as a second melody that slithers and wanders. This second melody portrays Mercury’s strength through the use of the Dorian mode. By highlighting the raised sixth scale degree, triumphant harmonies are created. As the piece progresses, customers trading and bantering with Mercury can be heard in short, accented figures that pass from one group of instruments to another.  And, sometimes, clashing notes can even be heard!

PDF Copies are available for immediate download.  

Printed Copies will generally ship within 1-3 business days. 

Original Instrumentation Perusal Score

PDF

Score and Parts

$42

FULL-FLEX

Printed 

Score and Parts

$56 + shipping

ORIGINAL

Printed 

Score and Parts

$56 + shipping

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