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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.


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
E-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
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Side Drum
  • Snare Drum


Errata

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


Media Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Royal Oak (Mich.) Concert Band (Kevin R. Czarnik, conductor) - 27 October 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • 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.].