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The Washington Post, arranged for instruments in four parts

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By John Philip Sousa

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Small Ensemble - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by Paul Burnell. Folk, Romantic Period. Score and parts. 21 pages. Paul Burnell #6458719. Published by Paul Burnell (A0.835877).

Item Number: A0.835877

The Washington Post, John Philip Sousa, arranged by Paul Burnell for instruments in four parts.

Download comprises both score and parts.

Duration 2:30

Score in C

The arrangement is suitable for multiple quartet combinations with parts available (and potential instrumentations suggested) as follows:

Part 1: C, Eb (Flute, Oboe, Alto Recorder, Eb Clarinet, Violin 1)

Part 2: C, Bb, G (Alto Flute, Oboe, Tenor Recorder, Bb Clarinet, Violin 2)

Part 3: C, Bb, Eb, F (Bb Clarinet, Bass Recorder, Alto Saxophone, Horn in F, Violin 3, Viola)

Part 4: C, Bb, F (Bassoon, Great bass Recorder, Tenor Saxophone, Horn in F, 'Cello)

Part 4 may be played an octave lower than written - using the 'Bass Clef up 8' part.

Any other appropriate instruments, even if not suggested above, may play.

Play notes in brackets if the main notes are out of range.

Programme note:

‘The Washington Post’ (often called ‘The Washington Post March’) is a march by American composer John Philip Sousa (1854 - 1932). In 1889, the recent purchasers of The Washington Post newspaper asked that Sousa, the leader of the United States Marine Band, compose a march for the newspaper's essay contest awards ceremony, in conjunction with a campaign to promote the new ownership of the newspaper. ‘The Washington Post’ was performed at a ceremony on the grounds of the Smithsonian Museum "with President Benjamin Harrison in attendance".

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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