Round Tower March ?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by iancwilx, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Does anyone recall a smart march called "Round Tower"
    I remember it as being simple but very effective.

    - Mr Wilx
  2. Al

    Al Member

    There are two that I know of.

    Do you mean the one starting on a chromatic run
  3. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I can't for the life of me remember.
    I think the first couple of bars the Eb basses run up from D below stave to A (2nd space) and back down again.
    It was a bright little opener for park jobs in the 60s
    Often followed by Die Felsenmule or Overture Napoleon or Nabucco.
    "The good old days" !!

    - Mr Wilx
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Try contacting the Cobham Band, they've played it according to their website.
  5. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    I'm sure this was a favourite for Whit Marches, I seem to remember it's still in the Uppermill march pad.


    I played this march with Hepworth band in a Radio Sheffield "bold as brass " competition in 1978 !It was the opening number and it s great for entertainment s not too hard but very effective..I ve never heard it played by anyone for years...such a shame.
  7. thepirate

    thepirate New Member

    I knew I had a copy some where, after a hunt found an L.P. date 1973 by Yorkshire Imps. and Trevor Walmsley. The sleeve notes say," This very bright, very quick march by J.H.Huthchings sparkles its way through. Everything fits - even the cymal crashes arrives jusy when you would expect them too." Someone called I.Wilkinson is on Eb Bass...............
  8. thecobhamband

    thecobhamband New Member

  9. Al

    Al Member

    Hey, nice one. Thanks for posting that link.
  10. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Ha ! Ha ! - you got me !
    I knew I'd played it somewhere - thanks for jogging my memory.

    - Ian W.

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