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Sousa: Six Marches

  • Series: American Music  Publisher: A-R Editions, American Musicological Society
John Philip Sousa
Six Marches
Edited by Patrick Warfield
MU21/A069
Sousa: Six Marches
Full Score (2010)
978-0-89579-675-2
9.5x13.75, lxi + 140 pp.

Availability: In stock

$166.00
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The marches of John Philip Sousa (1854–1932) remain staples of the band repertoire, but our knowledge of Sousa’s music rests largely on modern editions designed for school (rather than professional) bands, or on reprintings of the original editions, which because of their small size and rushed publication contain countless inconsistencies and omissions. This volume contains full band scores for six Sousa marches, each prepared from the first printing of the band parts and informed by Sousa’s holograph and the original performance materials. The six marches—The Washington Post (1889), The Liberty Bell (1893), El Capitan (1896), The Stars and Stripes Forever (1896), Sabre and Spurs (1918), and George Washington Bicentennial (1930)—span Sousa’s career, from his tenure as leader of the United States Marine Band (1880–92) to his years conducting his own, commercial ensemble (1892–1932). Also included in the volume is an essay reexamining Sousa’s biography, source materials, performance practice, and place in American culture.
The Washington Post
The Liberty Bell
El Capitan
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Sabre and Spurs
George Washington Bicentennial
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