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National Game, The

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


General Info

Year: 1925
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music

This record is for the original 1925 version of The National Game, which is out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo- I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball's high commissioner, asked Sousa to compose this march on the occasion of the National League's fiftieth anniversary. Earlier the two had met in Havana. No doubt Sousa told him of his enthusiasm for the game and of the Sousa Band's Own team.

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Callanwode Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Robert Meehan, conductor) - 25 March 2018
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 17 October 2016 (Tampa, Fla.)
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 1 November 2014
  • The Concord (Mass.) Band (Keith Brion, conductor) - 22 October 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 61.
  • Sousa, J. (1925). The National Game: March [score]. Sam Fox: Cleveland, Ohio.