Two Early Canadian Marches
By Charles Voyer de Poligny d'Argenson / arr. Timothy Maloney
Item: 81-WWE2647
ISBN 10: 155473102X
ISBN 13: 9781554731022
PRICE: $20.00
Series: Eighth Note Publications
Category: Mixed Instruments - Miscellaneous Ensemble
Format: Score & Parts
Instrument: Mixed Instruments
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, 2 Bassoons
Level: Medium
These two marches are the oldest extant secular music composed in Canada. The Royal Fusiliers' Arrival at Quebec was written in honour of the arrival of the newest regiment from England and its commanding officer. An inscription on the manuscript of the Marche de Normandie identifies Charles Voyer de Poligny d'Argenson as the composer of that work, and from the available evidence it seems likely that both marches were written by the same person. They are arranged for a woodwind ensemble consisting of piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons.