Click the image below to listen to the Florentiner March for Brass Quintet
Score and Parts included
2 Trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba (opt parts for Eb Horn and Baritone TC provided)
Julius Ernest Wilhelm Fučík (July 18, 1872 – September 25, 1916) was a Czech composer and conductor of military bands. He became a prolific composer, with over 400 marches, polkas, and waltzes to his name. As most of his work was for military bands, he is sometimes known as the "Bohemian Sousa".
Today his marches are still played as patriotic music in the Czech Republic. His worldwide reputation rests primarily on two works: "The Florentiner March", popular throughout much of Europe, and the "Entrance of the Gladiators" which is widely recognized, often under the title "Thunder and Blazes", as one of the most popular theme tunes for circus clowns.