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When the Boys Come Sailing Home! (arr Brion)

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Brion)


General Info

Year: 1918 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:38
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Bassoon
E-flat 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
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Throughout World War I Sousa maintained an active musical presence on the national scene. To inspire the national war effort he composed many of his most brilliant military marches. He also marched in front of his massive 300-piece "Jackie Band" of recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center for patriotic parades in major cities to promote the sale of war bonds. As the war reached its conclusion he seized the moment to compose this joyous victory song for voice and piano. The lyrics were by his younger daughter Helen Sousa Abert. Later Sousa scored the music for concert band alone. He called his happy single-key song setting a "march song."

- Program Note from score


Sousa's youngest daughter Helen supplied two sets of lyrics for this song. They were for editions printed as 'When the Boys Come Sailing Home and Our Boys Are Home Again. The music is the same in both editions.

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


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 99.