El Capitan Waltzes

John Philip Sousa
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SMC RMR20FS/ HL 3772162

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Concert Band
In addition to its phenomenal success on the stage, the operetta "El Capitan" bears the distinction of being the most fertile source for excerpted material for Sousa stage works, including these waltzes.  The band publication, which first appeared in 1896, is very cleverly cued so as to permit performances by all brass bands, whether constituted on the British model, or by merely excluding the woodwinds.