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Honored Dead, The

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


Subtitle: Funeral March


General Info

Year: 1876
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Fisk, Achenbach
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 Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (optional)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (optional)
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The date of this march, as inscribed on the manuscript of a piano arrangement by C.H. Hattersley, is 1876. This manuscript is not at the U.S. Marine Corps Museum. he occasion of the march's composition is not known. When President U.S. Grant died in 1885, Sousa arranged the piece for band, apparently at the publisher's request. It has rarely been performed but was fittingly used at the U.S. Marine Band in Sousa's funeral procession.

- 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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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. 52.
  • Perusal score
  • Sousa, J. (1876). The Honored Dead: March [score]. Fisk, Achenbach: Williamsport, Penn.