"The Way of Iron."


Uploaded on Oct 9, 2016

Now as opposed to a transcription (which most of my "arrangements" actually are), a true arrangement begins solely with a melody and a set of chords. It is the arranger's job to compose the rest of the piece. I honestly don't know what compelled me to arrange "I've Been Working on the Railroad" except that it could be done and I had nothing better to do. Once I started though, some striking patterns began to emerge ... leading to the formatting of the piece as a march. In case anyone is wondering, the title is simply a literal translation of the French chemin-de-fer, i.e. railroad.
For the purpose of organization this piece will be grouped with the rag transcriptions for band.

Edit November 13, 2016:
Split tenor sax part into alto sax 2 and tenor sax parts.
Added snare and bass drum parts.
Corrected final measure.
Cleaned and adjusted parts.

I've Been Working on the Railroad march folk song concert band

Pages 19
Duration 03:04
Measures 168
Key signature 3 flats
Parts 23
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(5), Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn(2), Trumpet(2), Trombone(2), Tuba(2), Percussion
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