In Parlor and Street

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

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General Info

Year: 1880
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This was one of the first Sousa compositions after he assumed leadership of the U.S. Marine Band in October, 1880. It is a cleverly arranged medley which was intended to bring the Marine Band up to date with well-known opera and operetta excerpts and popular songs of the day. As the title suggests, the fantasy includes music heard both in the parlor and on the street. One of the pieces used was Sousa's own comical song, Smick, Smack, Smuck (1878). One holograph dating 1888 indicates that the fantasy might have been revised at that time.

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

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 7 January 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 117.
  • Sousa, J. [1880]. In Parlor and Street: Mélange [score]. Manuscript.