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The Little Ripper March : orchestra

by David Stanhope (1988, this version: 1990)

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

This sample is of the Concert band version of this work

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Little ripper : wind band music / by David Stanhope.

Version: This product features the Concert band version of this work

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, this version: 1990

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 Bb clarinets, Bb bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, timpani, percussion (4 players), strings.

Duration: 3 min.

First performance: by Willoughby Symphony Orchestra — 1991. Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney

The orchestral version contains a number of optional instruments, allowing it to be performed by a small orchestra.


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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