An evocative, US musician themed, three movement piece for brass and percussion ensemble – ideal for youth bands. (Also available scored for full brass band).

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The 19th Century was a time of great pioneering spirit, where developments in industry, and transport were to begin a process, which was to transform societies around the world beyond recognition.

In the vast, so-called “New World” of America these changes were exemplified as the railways spread out to reach hitherto remote and largely unexplored expanses.

Steve Robson has written Pioneers as a three movement piece for brass and percussion ensemble (and also now available as a full brass band version), written in the spirit of John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932), Stephen Foster (1826 – 1864) and Scott Joplin (1868 – 1917).

The three movements have been written for the following instrumentation:

  • 2 x Bb cornet
  • 1 x flugelhorn
  • 1 x Eb Tenor Horn
  • 1 x tenor trombone
  • 1 x euphonium
  • 1 x Eb Bass
  • drumkit and percussion

and consist of:

  • March – The US Marine Band (1880)
  • Spiritual – I’m Lookin’ Up To Heaven
  • Ragtime – Canonball Rag

Additional information

Weight 0.38 kg


Steve Robson