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The Stars and Stripes Forever

Arrangedfor Organ (with Optional Piccolo/Flute Version in Trio)

By John Philip Sousa

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Organ, Piccolo, Flute
Arrangedfor Organ (with Optional Piccolo/Flute Version in Trio). Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by E.Power Biggs. Solo part. Standard notation. 8 pages. Duration 3 minutes, 45 seconds. Theodore Presser Company #123-40000. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.123400000).

Item Number: PR.123400000

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  • 4

    Location:
    Erie, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • August 09, 2008 A great concert closer!

    Biggs has done a good job arranging this American classic for the organ. Overall, the piece is not too difficult; the pedal and left hand basically play the "oom-pah" figure throughout while the right hand plays the melody. The most challenging section is the turbulent B section of the...

    trio, which takes some pedal dexterity, but nothing is unmanageable. The final section has an optional piccolo part - if you don't have a piccolo player to perform this part, the final section will be rather challenging, especially for the amateur. This well-loved piece is a perfect selection to add something 'fun and familiar' to your recital, especially if you have an organ with lots of tonal resources to really make the orchestration come alive. The one thing to be desired is a little variety in the arrangement - for example, I wish the constant "oom-pah" pattern was varied by putting the melody in the left hand. Overall, a lot of fun and not too much difficulty.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Illinois
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • July 23, 2007 Pretty Good!

    This is a nice arrangement - would have been nicer to have a piano accompaniment to go with it also. Not many are proficient on the organ these days, and there are many great flutists out there to play this during the holidays.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Petaluma, Ca.
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • May 17, 2007 A fun and challenging piece of music

    The harmonies are all correct in this arrangement, and all of the sections are there. I've seen other arrangements of this song that lack a segment or two. Be prepared for a lot of practice time. This one has been work to learn, but well worth the effort. It...

    's been quite a learning experience to see how Mr. Biggs kept inverting his chords under the melody. Also, it took quite a bit of practice for the pedal work. I play it on a 1940 Hammond model D, with the chorus drawbar 1/3 of the way out; both hands on the lower manual with the "A" preset. Pedals on 5-7. Leslie speed on slow, of course. This piece of music was well worth the money.

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