||"Downfall of Paris" has been arranged for Young Concert Band by Dennis Lester. This classic military camp tune dating from the 1790’s works very well for concert band. Features drummers and flute/piccolo players Many years ago, Mr. Lester heard “ Downfall of Paris” featuring a solo snare drummer
accompanied by a concert band. Many of us know that the snare drum part is a classic
snare drum solo. When presented with the fife melody, it takes on a new dimension.
Mr. Lester started this project as a percussion ensemble and later expanded it to full
concert band. No matter what your ensemble includes, you can present this piece
successfully as long as the snare drum and melody parts are played.
This is a classic from the Civil War era. It would be appropriate for spring concerts or