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Prince Charming

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

General Info

Year: 1928
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet Solo-I-II-III
Horn in E-flat (or Alto) I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Side Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Given the opportunity, Sousa would willingly conduct youth bands or orchestras, because youthful musicians were always close to his heart. In January 1926, he directed a select orchestra of Los Angeles elementary school children. This so inspired him that he composed this march and dedicated it to the orchestras and its organizer, Jennie L. Jones. Two years later the orchestra had grown to 425 members, and they came on stage at a Sousa Band concert to serenade Sousa with their new march.

The identity of Prince Charming was never made public. Also, one Los Angeles newspaper referred to the composition as March of the Sun, another title yet to be explained.

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

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 66.
  • Sousa, J. (1929). Prince Charming [score]. Carl Fischer Inc.: [s.l.].