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Riders for the Flag

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (ed. Frederick Fennell)


General Info

Year: 1927 / 1968
Duration: c. 2:26
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This march was composed at the request of Colonel Osmun Latrobe, Regimental Commander of the 4th U.S. Cavalry, and was dedicated to Colonel Latrobe, his officers and men. It is unusual in construction in that this is the only Sousa march with a coda.

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


Media


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (J. Eric Wilson, conductor) – 5 March 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Concert Band (Matt Thomas, conductor) – 26 October 2016
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor) – 25 September 2017
  • United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Richard K. Henebry, conductor) – 16 June 2016
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Scott Rabeler, conductor) – 15 November 2015
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 7 June 2015
  • Southern Colorado (Canon City) Community Band (Mike Nolan, conductor) - 29 March 2015
  • Sierra Nevada Winds (Yuba City, Calif.) (Robert Halseth, conductor) - 22 November 2014
  • Southern Winds (Central Florida) (Matt Tavera, conductor) - 12 July 2012


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. 67.
  • Sousa, J.; Fennell, F. (1968). Riders for the Flag [score]. S. Fox Pub. Co.: New York.