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El Capitan

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


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General Info

Year: 1896
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Church
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

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Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet or Flugelhorn Solo-I
B-flat Cornet II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Extracted from the most successful of Sousa’s operettas, the El Capitan March is one of his most often performed even today. Sousa performed this march with the Sousa Band, augmented to more than 100 men at his own expense, as he led Admiral Dewey’s Victory Parade in New York on September 30, 1899.

-Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K Fettig, conductor) – 18 October 2019 (Salinas, Calif.)
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) - 27 July 2017
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 12 July 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


References