El Capitan (march) (Sousa, John Philip)

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For the operetta on which this march was based, see El Capitan.

Performances

Recordings

 Complete Performance
#78072 - 3.27MB - 2:25 -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 3661x

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/9/8)

Performer Pages:

United States Marine Band (Band)

Performers:

Col. Michael J. Colburn (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Washington, DC: United States Marine Band, 2010.

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Performed Jan. 10, 2010, Fairfax, VA: George Mason University

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Sheet Music

Scores

 Complete score
#18026 - 17.50MB, 6 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 6320x

PDF scanned by US-Wc
Romanov76110 (2008/7/3)

Sousa Capitan Manuscript.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Composer's autograph manuscript
Exeter, NH: April 30, 1896.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 3300 by 4280 pixels. Source of files: Library of Congress

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Parts

 Complete Parts
#274386 - 1.47MB, 24 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 2137x

PDF scanned by US-Wc
Cypressdome (2013/3/22)

PMLP154995-JPSousa El Capitan March bandparts.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11878-5.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2100 by 1650 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. Includes a few parts from a latter printing by Presser (some with plate 34006-6).

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Orchestra (Sousa)

 Complete Parts
#18230 - 1.14MB, 17 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 3594x

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Romanov76110 (2008/7/6)

Sousa Capitan OrchParts.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1896. Plate 11921-9.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 1920 by 2900 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.
2 Flutes; 2 Oboes; 2 Clarinets (B); 2 Bassoons; 2 Cornets (B); Trombone; Drums;
Violins I; Violins II; Violas; Cellos; Double Basses; Piano

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For Piano 6 hands (Ahrem)

 Complete Score
#274405 - 0.92MB, 13 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 544x

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Cypressdome (2013/3/23)

TN-JPSousa El Capitan March pno6hands.jpg
Arranger:

Jacques Ahrem (fl.1884–fl.1914)

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Plate 11940-10-L.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2900 by 3680 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 (Sousa)

 Complete Score
#14050 - 0.19MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1704x

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Peter (2007/9/17)

SousaDoverVol.jpg
Editor:

First edition (reprint)

Publisher Info.:

Cincinnati: John Church, 1896. Plate 11840.

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
#02391 - 0.09MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1271x

PDF typeset by Editor (Lilypond)
Carolus (2006/12/15)

Sousa-ElCapitan.pdf
Editor:

Benjamin Bloomfield

Publisher Info.:

Mutopia Project

Copyright:

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

Misc. Notes:

Source: Original edtion (Church)

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General Information

Work Title El Capitan (march)
Alternative Title
Composer Sousa, John Philip
Key C major/F major
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1896
First Publication 1896 – Cincinnati: The John Church Co.
Average Duration 2-3 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Band / Orchestra / Piano


Misc. Comments

  • The march was composed on themes from the operetta El Capitan, composed in 1895–96 and published in 1896 by Church.
  • Nearly all of Sousa's marches were issued simultaneously in versions for Band, Orchestra, and Piano solo.
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