The Neutrality March (1915)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: M. Bernard Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 358
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best with doubled 1st tenor.
The Neutrality March was, judging from the cover of the original sheet music which shows an unusually insipid, weak-chinned Uncle Sam set against the flags of the belligerent nations involved in World War 1, clearly a politically motivated peace piece. Whether a fervid for or a cynical against involvement by Uncle Sam is hard to resolve some 90 years after its composition. For all of that, this is a lively march with some nice touches. Its form is a 4-bar introduction followed by 16-bar AABBACC strains and concluded with an 8-bar interlude and a further CC strain.
The Neutrality March was published by Chas. K. Harris, New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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