Composer
FUCIK
Title
Entry of the Gladiators
Instrumentation
4 flutes
Arranger
Bill Holcombe Jr
Publisher
Musicians Publications
Grade
3
Product Code
08M2600FQ159

Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik
Arranged for 4 C Flutes by Bill Holcombe Jr.
Includes score and parts
Duration: 2:30

Known as the Bohemian Sousa, Fucik was a Czech composer and a conductor of military bands.  A military march composed in 1897, Entry of the Gladiators is more well-known for being a screamer march, used in circuses to introduce the clowns.  A famous recording of it is in the movie Mary Poppins - it is played on kazoo during the animated scene with the penguins.  The melody is passed around through the parts, and an alto flute part is provided as a substitute for the fourth flute part.                        

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