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Directorate, The

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


General Info

Year: 1894
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Church
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Solo Cornet Score
C Piccolo
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Tenor Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Not dedicated to band directors, as the title might imply, this march was written to show Sousa's appreciation of an honor given to him by the board of directors of the 1893 St. Louis Expedition. The Sousa Band had been in existence for less than a year at that time. It created such a sensation at the expedition that the directorate held a special ceremony in his honor during the final week.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 42.
  • Sousa, J. (1894). The Directorate March [score]. John Church: [Cincinnati, Ohio].