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The Little Ripper March : concert band

by David Stanhope (1988)

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Performance by Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble, Robert Hower from the CD Little ripper

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Little ripper : wind band music / by David Stanhope.

Library shelf no. CD 386 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The Little Ripper March is my most popular composition, especially in the concert band version. The original version was for brass band, but there are other versions for orchestra, bassoon ensemble, trombone ensemble or solo piano.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, clarinet in Eb, 3 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet in Eb, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, 4 trumpets in Bb, 4 horns in F, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, percussion.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Australian National Wind Orchestra, David Stanhope — 1989.

This is my most popular work for concert band, having been played in several countries. The 6/8 style is easily recognizable as being in the tradition of tuneful marches.


Performances of this work

14 Jun 2023: at RBC Brass Band and Tredegar Band in concert (The Bradshaw Hall - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). Featuring Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band, Tredegar Band.

1991: Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney. Featuring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

1989: featuring Australian National Wind Orchestra, David Stanhope.

1988: Performed by Bondi Beach Brass band

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