1. SOUSA, John Philip (1854-1932)
      THE LIBERTY BELL (arranged by Peter Lawson)
      Concert Classics Series GMCL149

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      Orchestration
      Piccolo, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
      4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba
      Percussion (Triangle, Cymbals, Snare drum, Bass drum, Tubular bells), Harp (optional)
      Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

      The Liberty Bell, some 12 feet in circumference and possessing a 44-pound clapper, was cast in London’s Whitechapel and was inscribed with words from Leviticus: "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof". It was shipped across the Atlantic to the Pennsylvania State House and became a symbol for freedom. To celebrate its appearance at the Chicago World Fair of 1893, John Philip Sousa composed what was to become one of his most popular marches, The Liberty Bell.
      Sousa’s tuneful tribute has in recent decades been immortalised as the theme tune for the BBC comedy programme Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It is usually heard in various wind/brass band arrangements but the starting point of this fresh orchestration for standard symphony orchestra was the original piano version of 1893. The original binary form of the march might seem to unsatisfactory in the concert hall: the Monty Python theme would only be heard at the beginning, never to return. In this arrangement the initial theme is brought back at the end to create a ternary structure.
      If you wish to play the Pythonesque ending, recalling Terry Gilliam’s animation of a large foot squashing all and sundry and bringing the music to an abrupt and somewhat comical end, use the penultimate bar and omit the final bar. For a non-comical ending omit the penultimate bar and play the final bar. If you are feeling really "off the wall" a third, quirky, alternative is to play both!
      Duration: 3½ minutes
      A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and any wind, brass and percussion parts.

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Pack (Orchestra)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149      9790222267701      Level D

      Price: £45.00

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Score (Orchestral Score)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-00      9790222267718      

      Price: £8.00

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Violin 1 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-01      9790222267725      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Violin 2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-02      9790222267732      

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Viola (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-03      9790222267749      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Cello (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-04      9790222267756      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Bass (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-05      9790222267763      

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Piccolo (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-06      9790222267770      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Flute (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-07      9790222267787      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Oboe 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-08      9790222267794      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Clar 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-09      9790222267800      

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Bsn 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-10      9790222267817      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Horn 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-11      9790222267824      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Horn 3+4 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-12      9790222267831      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Trp 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-13      9790222267848      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Trb 1+2 (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-14      9790222267855      

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Trb3+Tba (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-15      9790222267862      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Perc (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-16      9790222267879      

      Price: £1.25

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      John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell (arr.Lawson) Harp (Orchestral Part)

      Catalogue Number: GMCL149-17      9790222267886      

      Price: £1.25

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