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Bonnie Annie Laurie (1883)

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


General Info

Year: 1883
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

According to Sousa scholar Paul Bierley, Sousa often remarked that the old Scottish ballad Annie Laurie was the most beautiful of all folk songs. In 1883, he wrote the march Bonnie Annie Laurie based on the song. In spite of several printings, it was soon forgotten.

- Program Note by publisher


Annie Laurie is an old Scottish song based on a poem said to have been written by William Douglas (1672?–1748) of Dumfries and Galloway, about his romance with Annie Laurie (1682—1764). The words were modified and the tune was added by Alicia Scott in 1834/5. The song is also known as Maxwelton Braes. This melody is heard in the trio of Sousa's Bonnie Annie Laurie.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • "Annie Laurie." Wikipedia Accessed 5 August 2017
  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 36.
  • Sousa, J. Sousa Archives for Band Research. (1883). Annie Laurie [score]. Manuscript. Champaign, Ill.