The Federal March

composerReinagle, Alexander
arrangerSmith, Roger
instrumentationNew edition

Parts printed with William Billings' America.

The" Federal March" is the first piece of music composed specifically for the American nation. It was written to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution by ten of the new states and first played July 4, 1788, in Philadelphia.

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This work is part of The Bicentennial Musical Celebration published by JCPenney in 1975. More information and program notes are available from the original program booklets.

Are there any restrictions?
“No. There are no restrictions attached to this music. Use it when and where and how you wish, without cost or qualification of any kind (and that includes the JCPenney copyright that appears in all the appropriate places)— and in any way that meets your own requirements and the size and composition of your group.”

—JCPenney, About the Celebration, page 4.

performanceThe Goldman Band via YouTube
change date2020-08-04