Sheet Music: March in the Cataract of the Ganges

TitleMarch in the Cataract of the Ganges
ComposerFrancis Johnson (1792–1844)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-02-27
Last updated2019-02-27
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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Tune of the Day: March in the Cataract of the Ganges

arranged for three flutes

The renowned Philadelphia musician Francis Johnson composed this march for Joseph Cowell's 1824 revival of the melodrama The Cataract of the Ganges, or the Rajah's Daughter. A virtuoso of the keyed bugle and the violin, Johnson is remembered as the first African American to give public concerts, and as the first African American composer to have his works published as sheet music.

The present arrangement for three flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.