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Magna Charta March

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

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General Info

Year: 1927 / 1928
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march was composed as a tribute to one of the most important documents in the history of English-speaking nations. Sousa was honoring a request of the International Magna Charta Day Association, which was urging the annual observance of Magna Charta Day on June 15.

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

N.b. The title is indeed Magna Charta, not Magna Carta.

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Los Alamos (N.M.) Community Winds (Ted Vives, conductor) – 2 March 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 58.
  • Sousa, J. (1927). Magna Charta March [score]. Theodore Presser: [Bryn Mawr, Penn.).