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Beau Ideal, The

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (ed. Bourgeois)


General Info

Year: 1893 / 2005
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

"Sousa is the joy of the masses, the beautiful musicians. " The expression "beau ideal" was used in the early 1890s to describe anything that had caught the public fancy. An inscription on the original sheet music indicates that the "beau ideal" in the title was a newly formed organization called The National League of Musicians of the United States.

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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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. 34.