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Beau Ideal, The (1893)

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


General Info

Year: 1893
Duration: c 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Harry Coleman
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet (optional)
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


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


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 11 October 2018


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.
  • Sousa, J.; Armstrong, J. (1893). Beau Ideal March [score]. Harry Coleman: [s.l.].