Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever
This is the official national march of the United States. Sousa wrote lyrics for this march, but they are almost never used. The "alternate" lyrics of "be kind to your web-footed friends" were written by Charles Grean in 1954 and made famous by Mitch Miller (he used it as a closing number for his TV show).
This composition can be played by 2 different combinations of instruments.
A few notes on the parts and instruments:
- The standard ("std") parts are the original parts and are designed to be played together.
- The alternate "a" parts, if present, are raised one octave (8va) and can be substituted for a standard part to accommodate the higher instruments listed. They should work as long as they are above the other parts.
- The alternate "b" parts, if present, are lowered one octave (8vb) and can be substituted for a standard part to accommodate the lower instruments listed. They should work as long as they are below the other parts.
- For example, using parts 1, 2, and 3 together is definitely ok. Using parts 1a, 2, and 3b together is probably ok. Using parts 1b, 2, and 3a together might not work well.
- Part ranges are listed in concert key, where C4 is middle C.
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You will have access to every part for each available instrument, in the proper key and clef.
You will also get a complete score (in most cases, we include four separate scores with all parts transposed to C, Bb, Eb, and F).
You don't have to purchase each part separately; one single payment covers all the parts you need for the instruments in your ensemble.
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This arrangement is for solo cello or viola.
Composition: Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever
The original key has been changed to better fit the instruments.
Duration: 4 minutes
|Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever, Version v01
||Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
|Part 1 (std)
||D#2 - A4