About this work
In 1933, Cyril Rootham wrote this work for the brass band of the Cambridge branch of the Royal British Legion.
The full score for Rootham's "March for Military Band " was typeset from CBR's manuscript in 2016 by Alistair Jones. This original version calls for 23 instruments and percussion.
When Alan Shellard of the London Military Band was asked to consider a performance of the work, he found it sensible to arrange the work for smaller forces: in this case 13 instruments and percussion. The reduced orchestration of his arrangement removes much instrument doubling, but sensitively preserves the inner harmony and all the melodic lines.
We hope to publish both versions of the Op.89 March some time during 2020.