"Colonel Bogey March" is one of the most famous marches ever written, and it gained worldwide recognition as the theme song from the movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai. Dynamic contrasts, a driving bass line, chromatics in all ranges, melody lines in the bass as well as treble, eighth notes and triplets, and a brisk, driving tempo make this an exciting piece to hear and a challenging and fun piece to ring. It would make an excellent addition to an advanced group's concert repertoire.
Voicing: Handbells; 4 or 5 octaves
Arranger: Martha Lynn Thompson