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With Pleasure (arr Schissel)

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Schissel)


Also known as Dance Hilarious


General Info

Year: 1912 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Experience a side of Sousa most people aren't aware of with this very entertaining ragtime-style piece subtitled Dance Hilarious. Ever the consummate showman, Sousa wrote several works in this style which was very popular with audiences at that time. Written in 1912 for a European concert tour, it is every bit as fresh and entertaining with audiences today as it was then.

- Program Note by publisher


This short, syncopated composition was dedicated "to the members of the Huntingdon Valley Country Club" of Philadelphia. Sousa was a member of this organization and spent many of his leisure hours in athletic activities there while the Sousa Band was engaged in nearby Willow Grove Park. With Pleasure later became part of a suite which Sousa called The American Maid (1913), and it is possible that he used it in a revised edition of the operetta of the same name. In concerts by the Sousa Band it was sometimes programmed as Dance Hilarious.

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


Commercial Discography

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