La Reine de la Mer Valses

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

Some sources list the title as "La Reine de la Mer Waltzes."

General Info

Year: 1886
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Harry Coleman
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
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
E-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Tenor I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chosen as one of the numbers for Sousa's farewell concert with the U.S. Marine Band in 1892 and programmed quite often by the Sousa Band, this waltz, the title of which translates as "Queen of the Sea Waltzes," was probably Sousa's favorite among his waltzes. It was dedicated to Mrs. W.C. Whitney, wife of the secretary of the navy.

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Metropolitan Winds (Lexington, Mass.) (Richard Wyman, conductor) - 13 July 2023
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 10 January 2016

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. 105.
  • Sousa, J. (1886). La Reine de la Mer [score]. Carl Fischer: [s.l.]