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The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa

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Maybe this should be in theory ?

Might only appeal to a very few, but the "The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa" are available for free.
Three albums/Volumes for download, plus all the scores in PDF and Scrolling Scores.
Excellent for studying scoring and arranging.
[url="http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio-Resources/The-Complete-Marches-of-John-Philip-Sousa/"]http://www.marineban...n-Philip-Sousa/[/url]

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1498214893' post='3323160']...
Excellent for studying scoring and arranging....
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Indeed; thanks for posting.
The pdf's have to be downloaded one by one; the mp3 files can be had as albums. Just for kicks, here's a extract from one of the pdf's...



The poor fellow, marching along with his triangle, waiting for his moment..! :lol:

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1498216173' post='3323167']
Indeed; thanks for posting.
The pdf's have to be downloaded one by one; the mp3 files can be had as albums. Just for kicks, here's a extract from one of the pdf's...



The poor fellow, marching along with his triangle, waiting for his moment..! :lol:
[/quote]

The poor fellow ain't waiting for his moment - He is the moment !!
A lonely sixteen bars to get it wrong before his sidekick comes roaring in at ff to save the day.

I wonder what is happening in the forty bars before ?
I was going to say, possibly tacet. But, the racket of twenty pairs of marching military boots is hardly a tacet.

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1498244911' post='3323425']...
I wonder what is happening in the forty bars before ?
I was going to say, possibly tacet...
[/quote]

If my reading is up to scratch, it is indeed [i]tacet [/i]until 40, and after his high spot until the end..! Why do I never get those gigs..? :(

:lol:

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Thanks for posting! Many happy hours spent playing his marches in my formative years with a symphonic/marching band Some cracking themes and counterpoint/descant parts. Not always easy to play.

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