The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa, John Philip)

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 Complete Performance
#76506 - 4.78MB - 3:34 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22) - - !N/!N/!N - 9589x

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Carolus (2010/8/26)

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United States Marine Band (Band)

Performers:

Col. Michael J. Colburn (conductor)

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Washington, DC: United States Marine Band

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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 Complete performance
#94063 - 3.33MB - 3:38 -  8.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13) - - !N/!N/!N - 3238x

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Mikemoral (2011/2/26)

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Washington, D.C.: United States Navy Band

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United States Navy Band

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Synthesized/MIDI

 Complete Performance
#267157 - 3.32MB - 3:38 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 769x

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Gerald Gardner (2013/1/23)

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Sibelius 5.4.0

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Gerald Gardner

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Gardner edition

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Sheet Music

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 Full Score
#18027 - 1.87MB, 8 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18- V/V/V - 22879x

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Romanov76110 (2008/7/3)

Sousa Stars Manuscript.pdf
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Composer's autograph manuscript
Boston: April 26, 1897.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Color scan

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 Condensed score, octavo
#176438 - 0.26MB, 5 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 10849x

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rgirsberger (2012/2/6)

PMLP03235-Stars and Stripes score.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1897.

Reprinted:

Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., n.d.(after 1930). Plate 34002.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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black and white, 300 dpi

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Parts

 Complete Parts
#272386 - 2.23MB, 20 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 8486x

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Cypressdome (2013/3/6)

PMLP03235-JPSousa The Stars and Stripes Forever bandparts fe.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1897. Plate 12340–5.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2680 by 3430 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. Source of files: Library of Congress

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 Complete Parts
#27139 - 1.54MB, 30 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 19893x

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Carolus (2009/1/24)

PMLP03235-Sousa-StarsStripesPTSBd.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church Co., 1897.

Reprinted:

Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., n.d.(after 1930). Plate 34002-6.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Bassoons
#82873 - 0.14MB, 1 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 1609x

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Editor (2010/10/25)

PMLP03235-Fagotto-Stars-and-Stripes-forIMSLP.pdf
Editor:

Bibliotecario RWO Contrabasso

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Japan: Nellafonte Music Press, n.d.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Wind Band (Gardner)

 Complete Score
#267486 - 6.02MB, 14 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 3086x

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Gerald Gardner (2013/1/26)

 Complete Parts
#267155 - 7.15MB, 45 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- !N/!N/!N - 3446x

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Gerald Gardner (2013/1/23)

PMLP03235-jps starsstripes conductorscore.pdf
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Gerald Gardner

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Gerald Gardner

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Arranged for an expanded marching or concert band

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For Brass Band (Colmer)

 Complete Score and Parts
#121426 - 0.67MB, 78 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 4492x

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arranger (2011/9/10)

PMLP03235-Stars Stripes Forever for brass band 2010.pdf
Arranger:

Geoff Colmer

Publisher Info.:

Geoff Colmer, 2010.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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For String Quartet (Epstein)

 Score and parts
#269370 - 0.26MB, 16 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 1491x

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Ravpapa (2013/2/12)

PMLP03235-StarsAndStripesAll.pdf
Arranger:

Yoel Epstein

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Yoel Epstein

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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For Piano 6 hands

 Complete score
#14777 - 0.54MB, 10 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 5145x

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Peter (2007/9/30)

Sousa - Stars and Stripes - 6 hands.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1897. Plate 30113.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Plate 30113 is probably from Theodore Presser, who absorbed Church in 1930.
This file is from the MIT archive project.

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For Voice and Piano (Sousa)

 Complete score
#14779 - 0.17MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 2172x

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Peter (2007/9/30)

SousaDoverVol.jpg
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First edition (reprint)
John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), lyrics

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1898. Plate 12675.

Reprinted:

Sousa's Great Marches
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is from the MIT archive project.

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For Clarinet and Piano (Gokan)

 Complete Score
#102079 - 0.21MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 1007x

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Yuji Gokan (2011/5/14)

 Clarinet Part
#102080 - 0.14MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 1176x

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Yuji Gokan (2011/5/14)

PMLP03235-starsandstripes begleitung .pdf
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Yuji Gokan

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Yuji Gokan

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For Piano solo (Sousa)

 Complete score
#14778 - 0.20MB, 4 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 6948x

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Peter (2007/9/30)

SousaDoverVol.jpg
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First edition (reprint)

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1897. Plate 12187.

Reprinted:

Sousa's Great Marches
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is from the MIT archive project.

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 Complete score
#02397 - 0.08MB, 4 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 3472x

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Carolus (2006/12/15)

Sousa-Stars&Stripes.pdf
Editor:

Benjamin Bloomfield

Publisher Info.:

Mutopia Project, 2005

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 [tag/del]

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Source: Original edition (Church)

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General Information

Work Title The Stars and Stripes Forever
Alternative Title
Composer Sousa, John Philip
Key E major
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1896-97
First Performance 1897-05-14 near Philadelphia, Willow Grove Park
The Sousa Band, John Philip Sousa (conductor)
First Publication 1897 – Philadelphia: Church
Average Duration 3-4 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Military Band, also arranged for Orchestra, Piano by the composer
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

Nearly all of Sousa's marches were issued simultaneously in versions for Band, Orchestra, and Piano solo.

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