El Capitan (march) (Sousa, John Philip)

For the operetta on which this march was based, see El Capitan.

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Performances

Recordings

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Carolus (2010/9/8)

Performer Pages United States Marine Band (Band)
Performers Col. Michael J. Colburn (conductor)
Publisher Info. Washington, DC: United States Marine Band, 2010.
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Misc. Notes Performed Jan. 10, 2010, Fairfax, VA: George Mason University
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Sheet Music

Scores

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Romanov76110 (2008/7/3)

Publisher. Info. Composer's autograph manuscript
Exeter, NH: April 30, 1896.
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Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 3300 by 4280 pixels. Source of files: Library of Congress
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Parts

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Cypressdome (2013/3/22)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11878-5.
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Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2100 by 1650 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. Source of files: Library of Congress. Includes a few parts from a latter printing by Presser (some with plate 34006-6).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Orchestra (Sousa)

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Romanov76110 (2008/7/6)

Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: John Church, 1896. Plate 11921-9.
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Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 1920 by 2900 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
2 Flutes; 2 Oboes; 2 Clarinets (B); 2 Bassoons; 2 Cornets (B); Trombone; Drums;
Violins I; Violins II; Violas; Cellos; Double Basses; Piano
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For Piano 6 hands (Ahrem)

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Arranger Jacques Ahrem (fl.1884–fl.1914)
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11940-10-L.
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Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2900 by 3680 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. Source of files: Library of Congress
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For Piano solo (Sousa)

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Peter (2007/9/17)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: John Church, 1896. Plate 11840.
Reprinted Sousa's Great Marches
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.
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Misc. Notes This file is from the MIT archive project.
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Carolus (2006/12/15)

Editor Benjamin Bloomfield
Publisher. Info. Mutopia Project
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Misc. Notes Source: Original edtion (Church)
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General Information

Work Title El Capitan (march)
Alternative. Title
Composer Sousa, John Philip
Key C major/F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1896
First Publication. 1896 – Cincinnati: The John Church Co.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2-3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Band / Orchestra / Piano


Misc. Comments

  • The march was composed on themes from the operetta El Capitan, composed in 1895–96 and published in 1896 by Church.
  • Nearly all of Sousa's marches were issued simultaneously in versions for Band, Orchestra, and Piano solo.