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Lambs' March, The

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

General Info

Year: 1914 / 2018
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Church
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
B-flat Flugelhorn
B-flat Tenor Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For the 1914 gambol of the celebrated Lambs Club of New York, Sousa composed this march and The Lambs' Gambol overture. He also accompanied a group of club members on a fund-raising tour of the major eastern cities. In each city he led a parade and apparently acted as musical director for their stage presentations.

Once again Sousa lived up to his reputation of not letting his music go to waste; much of The Lambs' March was taken from his unsuccessful 1882 operetta, The Smugglers.

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 56.
  • Perusal score
  • Sousa, J. (1914). The Lambs' March [score]. John Church: [Cincinnati].