The first in 'The March King Collection' featuring four of John Philip Sousa's most popular marches transcribed for brass sextet, this march, written in 1893, was originally destined for inclusion in an operetta, but after the composer had witnessed a spectacle called America in Chicago, which had as its backdrop a huge painting of the Liberty Bell, it was given the name by which it has become famous. Further recognition has come in more recent years by the adoption of the march as the signature tune for the popular TV series, and later movie, Monty Python.
A large unpitched bell features in the Optional Percussion part so if your group has a percussionist, added aural (and visual) interest can be added to a performance.
PDF download includes score and full set of parts in both march card and letter size.
Sheet music available from:
UK - www.brassband.co.uk
USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com
Difficulty Level: Medium
Part 1 - Cornet/Trumpet in Bb
Part 2 - Cornet/Trumpet in Bb
Part 3 - Horn (includes parts in Eb & F)
Part 4 - Trombone (includes bass clef & Bb treble clef parts)
Part 5 - Euphonium (includes bass clef & Bb treble clef parts)
Part 6 - Tuba (includes bass clef & Eb and Bb treble clef parts)
Percussion - optional