This thoroughly researched edition represents a study of first edition printings, performance notes of Sousa Band members and markings in the Sousa Band encore books in the U.S. Marine library. All of
The marches of John Philip Sousa are known around the world and this may be the most famous of all of them. This setting has been carefully arranged so young bands can perform and appreciate this historic
A march masterpiece! This is a special Sesquicentennial Edition of what may very well be the greatest and most well-known march ever written. Prepared and presented by the former leader of the
A moving musical tribute that will enhance any concert or festival performance. Beginning with the solemn sounds of snare drum, this wonderfully written piece honors the memory of the sailors of the U.S.S.
Noted Sousa researcher Frank Byrne brings us a definitive edition of this classic march, complete with a full score. Composed at the request of the 1920 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy in
This is a symphonic band setting of the classic American folksong Shenandoah by the master bandsman Claude T. Smith. Its beautiful melody is always center stage, and the work is
Young bands and their audiences can now enjoy America's most famous march. This setting includes the introduction and the trio, as well as two versions of the famous piccolo solo. One version is advanced
This rousing arrangement of America, also known as My Country 'Tis of Thee, is perfect for mass band finales or any patriotic event. A bold and stately fanfare opens and closes the piece
This exuberant concert work provides a thrilling way to open or close any performance in a grand manner. Cleverly written, this original piece includes melodic fragments of The Star-Spangled Banner
Fans and march enthusiasts will be overjoyed with this wonderfully stylish, rediscovered march. It gives a glimpse of the young, aspiring composer and reflects the early years of his career. At the
A short and vibrant concert overture that resonates with the essence of the American spirit. While the work consists primarily of original material, there are brief hints and echoes of The Star Spangled
This tuneful medley commemorates World War I with four songs that were popular and widely performed during that historic era. It opens with the well-known Over There,
The words of the Gettysburg Address are presented in this piece using melodies of that era to honor one of our nation's greatest presidents. A profound musical presentation playable by younger bands that
Flight is the official march of the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. It was commissioned by the Air Force Band in 1984 and premiered by them in November of that year. Their recording
This great event in our nation's history forged through fire the future of our country. Using popular songs from the Civil War era, we see a musical portrait of that time; tuneful and playable. An important
This work was inspired by interviews with six World War II veterans. These moving accounts provide the basis for this programmatic piece which consists of six segments depicting the various passages
This classic march remains one of the best known and most popular marches ever written. The combination of magnificent march-style writing and musical quotes from the Star-Spangled Banner give
This original concert work was inspired by and dedicated to the men and women who serve in the National Guard. Composed to honor these citizen soldiers, it features noble and majestic themes as well as a
One of the most honored and respected speeches of all time, the Gettysburg Address is presented with an accompaniment that is playable by elementary groups. Outstanding for change of pace
George Washington and the Continental Army's withdrawal to Valley Forge was one of the darkest chapters of the Revolutionary War. The demoralized mood of the troops is conveyed by the Revolutionary-era
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