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People Who Live in Glass Houses

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. John R Bourgeois)


Subtitle: A Bacchanal Suite in Four Movements


General Info

Year: 1909 / 2004
Duration: c. 11:02
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Movements

1. The Champagnes – 1:38
2. The Rhine Wines – 3:22
3. White Rock and Psyches
4. The Whiskies – Scotch, Irish, Bourbon and Rye – 5:00
5. Convention of the Cordials – 2:11


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Pop-Gun
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Subtitled "A Bacchanal Suite in Four Movements," this delightful four-movement suite was written in 1909, just before the Sousa Band's world tour. The movements are titled: The Champagnes; The Rhine Wines; The Whiskies - Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, and Rye and Convention of the Cordials. Each movement reflects the country or region from which the various drinks are derived and can be performed as separate works. Entertaining and very musical, the suite was later revised for orchestra but was never published for band until 2004.

- Program Note by publisher


This music, which was never published as a suite, is characteristic of the countries in which the various drinks originated. It was later revised, arranged for orchestra, and used as ballet music in a revival of The Bride Elect in Philadelphia in 1923.

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


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Boston University (Mass.) Concert Band (Jennifer Bill, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 3 April 2018
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 4 July 2015
  • Concord (Mass.) Band (James O'Dell, conductor) – 8 March 2014


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. 85.
  • Sousa, J.; Bourgeois, J. (2004). People Who Live in Glass Houses : A Bacchana Suite in Four Movements : for Concert Band [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.