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Fairest of the Fair

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By John Philip Sousa

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Clarinet, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Clarinet Choir - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Arranged by Lori Archer Sutherland. 20th Century, Fourth of July, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 39 pages. Lori Archer Sutherland #LAS-2012-02. Published by Lori Archer Sutherland (S0.15082).

Item Number: S0.15082

For clarinet choir (Eb, opt. solo Bb (doubles Eb), 6 Bb, Alto, Bass, Contra (Eb and Bb), opt. Basset horn in F (doubles Alto)).Originally composed by John Philip Sousa in 1908.

You may print multiple parts as needed for your ensemble.

At the annual Boston Food Fair in 1908, a pretty girl caught Sousa's eye. He never got a chance to meet her, but she inspired this piece.I've always enjoyed this particular Sousa march, so I thought I would try my hand at transcribing it for clarinet choir. There were some challenges, particularly the high melody range throughout the piece, including the trio. Depending on your ensemble's instrumentation, the primary melody part can be played by either the Eb or solo Bb, or both. The Eb contra part allows for some flexibility in which octave sounds best with your ensemble.

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