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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (ed. John R Bourgeois)


Subtitle: Wedding March


General Info

Year: 1918 / 2006
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
Flugelhorn
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

During World War I, when anti-German feelings were high, representatives of the American Relief Legion asked Sousa to compose a wedding march to replace the music of Wagner and Mendelssohn for American weddings. Sousa fulfilled this request, but his march was forgotten soon after the war ended.

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


This march differs from the norm of Sousa quick-step marches both in structure and style. Stately and melodic, this concert march is very appropriate for use at weddings, processionals and academic occasions.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • North Jersey (Oakland) Concert Band (Mike Roth, conductor) – 19 May 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 79.