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March of the Royal Trumpets

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Brion)


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General Info

Year: 1892
Duration: c. 4:08
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript

Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II<-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
Tuba I-II
Harp
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Six Egyptian trumpets, nearly five feet long, were used by the Sousa Band in featuring this composition on the first tour in 1892. There is no record of the piece being performed by the band after that season. However, in 18904 Sousa appropriated some of the themes for Her Majesty the Queen, a movement of his At the King's Court suite. Band parts of the original March of the Royal Trumpets found their way to the Detroit Concert Band in 1955, and the piece was revived for a radio broadcast. This was the first performance in 74 years, and the march was never published in the original form.

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


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria, Va.) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 31 October 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 59.
  • Naxos Music Library