JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932): Music for Wind Band, Vol. 18 - March of the Pan-Americans - Part 2, The Merry-Merry Chorus, Among My Souvenirs (Symphonic Sketch), The Charlatan - Incidental Suite, Chris and the Wonderful Lamp - Fanny (all First Recordings), The Stag Party.
Catalogue Number: 04U034
Description: Volume 18 reveals Sousa to be a master of operetta and the ‘humoresque’ just as much as the marches for which he is still renowned the world over. Stag Party depicts a students’ night out via a string of imperishable popular melodies, while Among My Souvenirs sees the song lengthened into a vivid narrative ‘sketch.’ There is also the Incidental Suite from The Charlatan, one of his best-known operettas, and March of the Pan-Americans, Part 2, the national anthem spectacular. Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra; Keith Brion.