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Yorktown Centennial

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


General Info

Year: 1881
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ellis
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Solo B-flat Cornet (as score)
D-flat Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (III optional)
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet (optional)
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass or Trombone
Tenor I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Yorktown (Virginia) Centennial was held to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the last important battle of the Revolutionary War: the surrender at Yorktown. Sousa, then leader of the U. S. Marine Band, composed this march for the event and dedicated it to Colonel H. C. Corbin, master of ceremonies of the centennial.

Another printing of the same march was issued in 1900 as Sen Sen. This was part of a promotion scheme of the T. B. Dunn Company of Rochester, New York, a subsidiary of the Sen Sen Chiclet Company. It is not known whether or not Sousa was a part of this business venture.

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


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 80-81.