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Wolverine March, The

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Foster)


General Info

Year: 1881 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones

Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Lively, bright, and stylish, this jovial march was composed in 1881, soon after Sousa was named conductor of the United States Marine Band, to add to the bands' repertoire, and provides a shining example of his complete mastery of the march style. Sousa also wrote The Pride of the Wolverines and while the titles are similar, they are distinctly separate marches and should not be confused with each other.

-Program Note by publisher


Little is known about the circumstances which gave rise to the composition of this march. It was "respectfully dedicated to His Excellency, Hon. David H. Jerome, Governor of Michigan, and Staff." According to an inscription on the sheet music, it was first performed by the U.S. Marine Band at a reception given by the Michigan Stat Association in Washington on March 2, 1881.

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 4 July 2015


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. 80.