The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa, John Philip)
United States Marine Band (Band)
Composer's autograph manuscript
Boston: April 26, 1897.
Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1897. Plate 12340–5.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Wind Band (Gardner)
Arranged for an expanded marching or concert band
For Brass Band (Colmer)
Geoff Colmer, 2010.
For String Quartet (Epstein)
For Piano 6 hands
For Voice and Piano (Sousa)
First edition (reprint)
John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), lyrics
Cincinnati: John Church, 1898. Plate 12675.
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.
This file is from the MIT archive project.
For Clarinet and Piano (Gokan)
For Piano solo (Sousa)
|Work Title||The Stars and Stripes Forever|
|Composer||Sousa, John Philip|
|Year/Date of Composition||1896-97|
|First Performance||1897-05-14 near Philadelphia, Willow Grove Park
|First Publication||1897 – Philadelphia: Church|
|Average Duration||3-4 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Military Band, also arranged for Orchestra, Piano by the composer|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
Nearly all of Sousa's marches were issued simultaneously in versions for Band, Orchestra, and Piano solo.