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Columbia's Pride

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Gay Corrie)

Subtitle: After the Song Nail the Flag to the Mast

General Info

Year: 1914 / 2018
Duration: c. 1:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Free

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march grew from Sousa’s 1890 song, Nail the Flag to the Mast, the lyrics being a poem by William Russell Frisbe. Sousa deleted the words, modified the melody and rhythm, added a change of key, and shortened it. The result was a march for piano called Columbia’s Pride, which he apparently never arranged for band or orchestra.

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) – 20 October 2019

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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 43.