Sousa, John Philip (Fabricius) Stars & Stripes Forever, The

Percussion Ensembles

  • Sousa, John Philip (Fabricius)

    Stars & Stripes Forever, The (Fabricius)

    American Patriotic. 19th Century (1896). The official march of the United States of America.

    Instrumentation: Vibraphone; Xylophone; Marimba (4 players); Snare Drum; Tom-Toms; Bass Drum; Cymbals

    Description: This spectacular version of Sousa's greatest march will be a hit with players and audiences everywhere! Scored for the Binghamton University (NY) Percussion Ensemble, this setting for an ensemble of ten players features a variety of mallet (parts 1-6) and standard percussion instruments (parts 7-10). While the mallet parts are a true orchestration of Sousa's original, the drum parts?have a more contemporary sound. It may be performed with 6 players only by omitting parts 7-10, and the marimba parts can be played on just two instruments (players 3/4 sharing a 4.3 octave marimba and players 5/6 sharing a 5/0 octave marimba). Score & parts. Duration 3:30. -the publisher

    (score sample pages)

    • Category: Percussion Ensembles
    • Item: 105147
    • Grade/Level: Grade 5 - Early Advanced
    • Price: $25.50

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