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Program Notes

The Mad Major

march

Kenneth Alford, composer

Kenneth Alford was as famous in England for his marches as Sousa was in the United States. His marches are characterized by a restrained and dignified "poetic" style. The Mad Major march indicates a deep interest in British military tradition. It is a refreshing work employing soft passages as well as tasteful power. This march was the ninth in a series of 17 marches composed by Alford during a 39-year period beginning just before World War I.

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