El Capitan (Sousa, John Philip)

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

Contents

Performances

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Waltzes

For Band (Sousa)

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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.
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Sheet Music

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Editor First edition (later issue)
Language English
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: John Church, 1896.
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Misc. Notes Plate number omitted.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

See also El Capitan (march).

Selections

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11985-38.
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For Piano solo (Sousa)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11905-13-L.
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Lancers

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Arranger George Wiegand (1834–1901)
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11927-5-L
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Waltzes

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Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11932-29.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11926-8-G.
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General Information

Work Title El Capitan
Alternative. Title Operetta in Three Acts
Composer Sousa, John Philip
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 1895
First Performance. 1896-04-13 in Boston: Tremont Theatre.
First Publication. 1896 - Cincinnati: John Church
Librettist Charles Klein (1867-1915)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus / Orchestra
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