The Stars And Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by Frank Halferty. For piccolo solo. Piccolo Solo. Grade 4. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.10426).
Finally piccolo players of the world can play this famous march excerpt without needing an entire concert band in tow! Perfect as a recital encore or contest showcase, Halferty's solo-with-piano edition is a convincing version of the great Sousa classic for grade 4 players.
Location: from Telkwa, BC
July 13, 2007
not a great arrangement
It's nice to have the piece arranged as a solo piece for piccolo, but the parts that you really want to play (Trio) are arranged in the highest register, so only your neighborhood dogs are likely to hear and appreciate it. Not exactly how I remember playing it years ago!...
15 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Atchison, KS
June 29, 2006
A must for every piccolo player
I've been playing this piece since the 8th grade (25 yrs). As a military musician it was a requirement to graduate the School of Music. If you plan to go ANYWHERE with music and play flute or picc - LEARN THIS PIECE - memorized if possible. It will never let...
13 of 27 people found this review helpful.
February 21, 2006
Practice Practice Practice
I have heard this piece before and never played it until 2 years ago when I was a junior. I was second chair and the only one willing to play it on my piccolo. It turned out really good with a few mistakes. I thought I was done with the...
17 of 30 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Tucson, AZ
November 16, 2005
This song is absolutely great. WE played this last year and i was piccolo, so my advice is to practice if you get the solo. Oh and if you are playing it with someone else TUNE! Piccolos are [difficult] to tune so keep it UP1
15 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Streetsboro, Oh
April 26, 2005
I am a freshmen in H.S. and im in third chair so of course my band director is going to give me a piccolo part. there are 5 picc's in this song and my problem is i cant get any of the high notes out. im new to the piccolo...
14 of 31 people found this review helpful.