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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (ed. U.S. Marine Band)

General Info

Year: 1879 / 2015
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: United States Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts – Free.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone (originally Solo E-flat Alto Horn)
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV (III-IV optional)
Horn in F Solo (originally Solo E-flat Alto Horn)
Horn in F III-IV (originally E-flat Alto Horn I-II)
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The derivation of this march's title was the resumption of the use of gold and silver coin in the United States after the post-Civil War inflation and depression.

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

The Specie Payment Resumption Act of January 14, 1875 was a law in the United States that restored the nation to the gold standard through the redemption of previously-unbacked United States Notes and reversed inflationary government policies promoted directly after the American Civil War. The decision further contracted the nation's money supply and was seen by critics as an exacerbating factor of the so-called Long Depression, which struck in 1873.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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