Revival March

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (tr. Oliver)

The work bears the alternative title The Great Revival March and Salvation Army Rally.

General Info

Year: 1876 / 2010
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $13.00

For availability information, see Discussion area, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march incorporated the hymn [In the] Sweet Bye and Bye, and was probably written at the suggestion of Simon Hassler, the Philadelphia composer and orchestra leader. It was one of Sousa's earliest marches and was written for orchestra, not band. His former music teacher, John Esputa, Jr., made note of the march and correctly predicted Sousa's future in music. He wrote in the September 30, 1876, issue of his weekly newspaper, the Musical Monitor: "We have now on hand the Grand Revival March composed by J.P. Sousa of this city, and which was played with immense success by Hassler's orchestra at the Chestnut St. Theater, Phila. The march is deserving of credit. We are glad to see such proficiency in one so young, and predict for him a brilliant futue."

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry L. Houser, conductor) – 1 March 2016
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 16 June 2015
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 9 January 2004

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 67.