Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Brass Quintet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by Jari A. Villanueva. 20th Century, Fourth of July, Patriotic, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by JV MUSIC (S0.538585).
Item Number: S0.538585
The National Game for Brass Quintet by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Jari Villanueva
A great baseball piece of music! John Philip Sousa was a great fan of baseball. He played thegame and even wrote article about America’s Pastime. Sousa wrote the march “THENATIONAL GAME” at the behest of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the Commissioner ofBaseball. For music and sports scholars and aficionados the years 1900-1920 areconsidered the golden age of the John Philip Sousa Band and baseball inAmerica. The 1908 World Series is considered the greatest and mostcontroversial baseball series of the twentieth century and the Sousa Band’sWorld Tour of 1910-1911 is undoubtedly one of the most unique music publicrelations efforts by a single individual to introduce the earlytwentieth-century world to American music, culture and baseball. John PhilipSousa’s band also served as his baseball team whenever they had a chance toplay a game of baseball against another team from a community in which theywere performing a concert.
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