J:10359839:B:The Chimes of Liberty
The Chimes of Liberty
Edwin Franko Goldman /arr. Marc Oliver
- Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings
Throughout the late 19th Century and well into the 20th Century, there have been many patriotic marches written for band (and later transcribed for orchestra) by the composers of the day. The most famous, of course, is John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever", written in 1897, and is now the National March of the United States of America. Other patriotic marches include "National Emblem", "Americans We" and "Liberty Bell". Still another patriotic march is "The Chimes of Liberty", written by Edwin Franko Goldman in 1922. It is possible that Goldman wrote this march to take advantage of the lyrics of "My Country tis of Thee"; where we "let freedom ring". And what rings better than bells and chimes? The chimes are definitely featured in the second half of the march. The march also includes a very interesting piccolo obbligato.