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Revival March (Sousa)

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

General Info

Year: 1876
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


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.


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