The Philadelphia Greys Quickstep

Composed by Francis Johnson

Arranged for Brass Quintet by Daniel Leavitt

This arrangement is in Bb Major and includes judicially spaced rests.

Set includes:

  • Trumpet 1 in Bb
  • Trumpet 2 in Bb
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Score

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Cat. No. BQ745

Price $12.50


Francis Johnson (1792-1844) was an important figure in the development of American music in the first half of the 19th century. Born a free Black in Philadelphia in 1792, although some accounts report his birth place as Martinique. He was one of the the first African-Americans to publish music in this country, and possibly the first American of any color to tour Europe as a musician, where he played for Queen Victoria of England.He returned to America and was the first musician to introduce "promenade concerts" to Philadelphia audiences in the 1840s. As a composer, he wrote more than 300 pieces, many of which survive to the present. Below is an autograph manuscript:


Francis Johnson Manuscript


Carney, H.
America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
De Lisle
La Marsiellaise (French National Anthem)
Elgar, E.
Pomp and Circumstances
Gabriel-Marie, J.
La Cinquintaine
Grainger, P.
Australian Up-Country Song
Johnson, F.
Philadelphia Greys Quickstep
Key, Francis Scott
The Star Spangled Banner
Leavitt, D.
Civil War Medley; A Reenactment
Richter, Freda
Denver Auditorium March
Sousa, J. P.
The Liberty Bell March
Sousa, J. P.
Stars and Stripes Forever