El Capitan (Sousa, John Philip)

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For the later march based on themes from this operetta, see El Capitan (march).

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Waltzes

For Band (Sousa)

 Complete Performance
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Carolus (2010/8/27)

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Performers:

USAF Heritage of America Band
Maj. Lowell E. Graham (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Sousa
Langley, VA: USAF Heritage of America Band, 1995.

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Remastered version of Album (Klavier, 2002)

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 Complete Score (color)
#280880 - 20.20MB, 212 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 370x

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Carolus (2013/5/13)

 Complete Score
#27137 - 12.73MB, 197 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 2080x

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Carolus (2009/1/24)

Editor:

First edition (later issue)

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1896.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Plate number omitted.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

See also El Capitan (march).

Selections

For Military Band (Sousa)

 Complete Parts
#274775 - 6.62MB, 78 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 563x

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Cypressdome (2013/3/25)

PMLP06247-JPSousa El Capitan Selections bandparts.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11985-38.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2200 by 3360 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. Sorry, no clean up.

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For Piano solo (Sousa)

 Complete Score
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Cypressdome (2013/3/23)

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Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11905-13-L.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2890 by 3700 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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For Piano solo (Wiegand)

 Complete Score
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Cypressdome (2013/3/23)

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Arranger:

George Wiegand (1834–1901)

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11927-5-L

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2900 by 3720 pixels.
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For Military Band (Sousa)

 Complete Parts
#274655 - 3.75MB, 50 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 226x

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Cypressdome (2013/3/24)

PMLP06247-JPSousa El Capitan Waltzes bandparts.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11932-29.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2260 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. Sorry, no clean up.

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For Piano solo (Sousa)

 Complete Score
#274524 - 0.88MB, 11 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 113x

PDF scanned by US-Wc
Cypressdome (2013/3/23)

TN-JPSousa Vocal and Instrumental Selections from El Capitan.jpg
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11926-8-G.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2900 by 3740 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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General Information

Work Title El Capitan
Alternative Title Operetta in Three Acts
Composer Sousa, John Philip
Movements/Sections 3 acts

Prelude

  • Act I
1. Chorus: "Nobles of Castilian birth"
Recitative and Solos: "Oh, beautiful land of Spain"
Recitative Solo and Chorus: "From Peru's majestic mountains"
2. Chorus: "Don Medigun, all for thy coming wait"
Solo and Chorus: "If you examine human kind"
3. Melodrama
Solo and Chorus: "When we hear the call for battle"
4. Solo and Chorus: "Oh, spare a daughter"
5. Chorus: "Lo, the awful man approaches"
Solo and Chorus: "You see in me"
6. Finale Act I – "Bah! Bahl"
  • Act II
7. Introduction
Solo and Chorus: "Ditty of the Drill!"
7b. Solo and Chorus: "Behold El Capitan"
8. Duet: "I've a most decided notion."
9. Double Chorus and Solo: "Bowed with tribulation"
10. Recitative Solo and Chorus: "Oh, Warrior Grim"
11. Sextette: "Don Medigun, here's your wife"
12. Finale Act II – "He can not, must not, shall not."
  • Act III
13. Introduction, Duet and Refrain: "Sweetheart, I'm waiting"
14. Song: "When some serious affliction"
15. Ditty: "The typical tune of Zanzibar"
16. Chorus and Entrance of Spanish troops
17. Finale. "We beg your kind consideration"
Year/Date of Composition 1895
First Performance 1896-04-13 in Boston: Tremont Theatre.
First Publication 1896 - Cincinnati: John Church
Librettist Charles Klein (1867-1915)
Language English
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus / Orchestra
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