JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932): Music for Wind Band, Vol. 17 - The American Maid - Suite, The Smugglers - Quintet, The Salute of the Nations to the Columbian Exposition, A Mingling of the Wets and the Drys - Humoresque, March of the Pan Americans - Part 1.

Catalogue Number: 01T061

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.559811

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: The suite from The American Maid, set in a glass factory and culminating in scenes based on the 1898 Spanish-American War, was among the first theatrical shows to employ actual film footage. The quintet from Sousa’s early operetta The Smugglers was scored for his eminent brass virtuosi. The medley of drinking songs called A Mingling of the Wets and the Drys was composed during Prohibition, while the unusual and previously unrecorded March of the Pan Americans - Part One celebrates the independent nations of North and South America in 1915 with zest and elan. Guildhall Symphonic Wind Band; Keith Brion.


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