March - Through Bolts and Bars

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by IYOUNG, Feb 24, 2004.


    IYOUNG Member

    Hi everyone,

    Back in the 1970's I remember hearing this march several times at the various concerts I went to I can't remember the composer, does anyone know if it is still in publication? Have searched the usual places without luck.

    Would appreciate any help in tracking it down


  2. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Well-Known Member

    I've a feeling this is a Boosey and Hawkes title. If so, contact Studio Music (020 8830 0110) who handle their BB catalogue.

    (If not it's bound to be Wright and Round)
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    If it is any help in tracking it down, the composer is Ernst Urbach, and on one recording it is also referred to as "Per Aspera ad Astra".
  4. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    It's a cracking march. If you have any luck, please let me know.

    IYOUNG Member

    Thanks Peter - do you know what recording it is on?

  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Midland cd club lists four - all by military bands, though:

    Just enter "Through Bolts and bars", and "Music track" to check them up.
  7. ted

    ted Member

    Marched to it last year, it's a good march.

    One question though, why do composers love making euphonium players play very high and soft exposed counter melodies while marching?

  8. jambo

    jambo Member

    Bit of a naughty cornet part in it if I remember correctly, lots of dodgy grace notes n stuff. Cracking march though!