The Governor's Own


Uploaded on Feb 23, 2019

Born in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. was a piccolo player, conductor, bandmaster and composer who lived from 1889 to 1987. He was the first black bandmaster in the United States Navy and, during World War II, the leader of the first racially-integrated military band since the War of 1812. While many of his compositions and scholarly writings were destroyed in a fire in 1933, he left us a number of excellent works including this march dedicated to Rear Admiral Joseph Wallace Oman, the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1919 to 1921. Published in 1921, The Governor's Own is a quintessential representation of the American march style of the period.

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Pages 7
Duration 02:19
Measures 89
Key signature 4 flats
Parts 27
Part names Piccolo(2), Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet(4), Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(3), French Horn(6), Trombone(3), Tuba, Percussion
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