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Program Notes

Brighton Beach

concert march (1954)

William Latham, composer

Brighton Beach, a concert march composed in 1954, was William Latham’s first published work for band. It was an immediate success with school band directors and was listed among the 100 most popular marches by The Instrumentalist four times between 1960 and 1976. The style is British, in the tradition of Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The title refers to the famous resort on the southern coast of England.

—March Music Notes

Brighton Beach March, composed in 1954, was Latham’s first published work for band. It was an immediate success and was listed among the 100 most popular marches by The Instrumentalist four times between 1960 and 1976. The title (chosen by the publisher) refers to a famous resort on the southern coast of England. This march has numerous dynamic contrasts, as well as unusual scoring of the woodwind parts.

—March Music Notes and Band Music Notes, Norman Smith and Albert Stoutamire

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