New York Light Guards Quickstep

composerBrown, Francis H.
arrangerSmith, Roger
instrumentationNew edition
notesThe "New York Light Guards Quickstep" was published in 1839 "as performed by Dodsworth's Brass Band"—one of the most famous of its time. It was, in fact, the leading band in and around New York until the Civil War. This is an actual drill piece for the Guards unit and an American band classic.

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.

performanceU. S. Coast Guard Band via YouTube
change date2020-08-04