Stars & stripes forever

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BRIAN KEECH, May 15, 2009.


    BRIAN KEECH Member

    Can anyone please tell me the arranger and publisher of "Stars & Stripes Forever" which has a Soprano obligarto towards the end. I have 2 versions of this piece but neither have this included.

    Your help is most appreciated.
  2. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I remember doing one arranged by Philip Sparke, can't remember the publisher, sorry.
  3. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    I think the one you want is arranged by Peter Graham - has the sop part at the end.

    Theres a sample solo cornet part on Just Music here
  4. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Also one arranged by William Himes. Published by the SA USA Central Territory and probably available via World of Brass.
  5. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    We've always just used the original Sousa wind band parts and the sop player wrote out the obligato from the piccolo part.
  6. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I've never seen the piccolo part on the sop part, I've always just done it, having memorised it from playing it in quintet. I've even done it when I've been depping on the front row when their sop didn't do it, although it fits much better under your fingers on Eb
  7. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Try it on a trombone, it's quite hard!
  8. jrshimmon

    jrshimmon Member

    Also very interesting to hear it done on Eb Bass. Have a recording of Darren Sheridan doing this with NYSB was not what I expected the first time I heard it. You'll need the Sop to play it at the very end though or the Bass will just get buried under everyone else.
  9. Martin

    Martin Member

    I can't recall the arranger, but something rings a bell that such an arrangement was published by Wright and Round (Don't quote me though).

    Hope you find it!!:tup
  10. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Not Boosey & Hawkes? I somehow seem to reemember in the dim and distant past, it was published by them.
  11. Martin

    Martin Member

    :) Could be. I definitely remember there being a printed (published) copy of S & S F with the sop obligato, as I have played it. I thought it was W & R but am prepared to be wrong. At least there are a few suggestions for exploration! :tup
  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    What about the version(s) conducted by Elgar Howarth for Grimethorpe and the PJBE? Didn't he arrange them with the piccolo part included?
  13. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    If all else fails - just tell us the key that you want it in and I am sure someone will be able to supply it, it seems like quite a few of us have got it in various formats.

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