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American Patrol (ver. 1) by F. W. Meacham - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"American Patrol" is a popular march written by F.W. Meacham in 1885. Written originally for piano, it was then arranged for wind band and published by Carl Fischer in 1891. Meacham's widow renewed the copyright in 1912. It was later arranged for Glenn Miller's swing band by Jerry Gray, and was also arranged by composer Morton Gould. It incorporates melodies from other patriotic American songs of the era such as "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" and "Dixie". The "patrol" format was popular in the second half of the 19th century and a number of compositions are so entitled "Turkish Patrol", "Ethiopian" Patrol", "Owl's Patrol", "British Patrol", "Arab Patrol", and many more. The format was intended to represent a patrol approaching, passing, and fading into the distance. It usually involved an introduction played p or pp, imitating bugle calls or drums, then a theme played a little bit louder, then.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Frank W. Meacham (born c.1850, Buffalo, New York – 1896, New York City) was an American composer and arranger of Tin Pan Alley. His most famous work is "American Patrol" (1885), a popular march. Written originally for piano, it was then arranged for wind band and published by Carl Fischer in 1891. It was later arranged for Glenn Miller's swing band by Jerry Gray, and was also arranged by composer Morton Gould. Meacham lived in New York City for much of his life. Many of his works were military marches, tribute pieces, and early ragtime works. "American Patrol" is a popular march written by F.W. Meacham in 1885. Written originally for piano, it was then arranged for wind band and published by Carl Fischer in 1891. Meacham's widow renewed the copyright in 1912. It was later arranged for Glenn Miller's swing band by Jerry Gray, and was also arranged by composer Morton Gould. It incorporates melodies from other patriotic American songs of the era such as "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" and "Dixie". The "patrol" format was popular in the second half of the 19th century and a number of compositions are so entitled "Turkish Patrol", "Ethiopian".
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