Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever, animated piccolo
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Uploaded on Jul 3, 2009
John Philip Sousa's march, Stars and Stripes Forever, with an animated bar-graph score.
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Q: What does the real score for this look like?
A: Here is the original manuscript, in John Philip Sousa's handwriting:
You might also like looking at the original cover of the sheet music for the song:
And, if you still want more, you can read about the piece here:
Q: Who is playing this piece?
A: The performance is by the RFCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr.Keith J.Salmon (http://www.royalty-free-classical-mus...)
Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:
Q: Could you please do a MAM video of _________?
A: First, check my "to do" list:
If the piece isn't listed, read the "Could you please do a MAM video of _________?" item on my main FAQ:
and if you think I'd consider doing it, email me (stephen at musanim dot com).
Q: What's the story behind this piece?
A: Sousa composed this march in his head on Christmas Day 1896; you can read more here:
Q: Please tell me more about the composer.
A: You can read about him here
Q: Where can I find out more about the things youre doing?
A: Here is a good place to start:
Q: Where can I get the MP3 of this?
A: There are MP3s of Sousa marches (though not this exact performance) here:
Q: Can I get a DVD with this video (or others like it)?
A: Not this video, but others like it:
Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean?
A: In most of my videos, they mean something definite; in this one, they are just to help you follow the various lines. The use of color isn't completely consistent.
Q: Why is the last note so short?
A: A bug in my software. I wanted to get the video posted in time for the 4th of July, so there was no time to fix it. Sorry. Maybe I'll re-do this video.
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