Original for Cornet & Piano
This is the only work by Sousa for cornet and piano, first published in a magazine in 1879. It has been distributed as an insert in the International Trumpet Guild Journal resulting in world wide distribution of this historically significant work.
Band Arrangement (John M Laverty)
La Reine D’Amour is John Philip Sousa’s only solo work for cornet. Originally for cornet and piano, is was first published in 1879 in a magazine. It is a terrific example of music written for the cornet and how it became an important solo instrument in practically every ensemble of the time. This version for band was premiered by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Vince DiMartino cornet soloist. Arranged and edited by John M Laverty.
Recording Available on Apple iTunes
CD: Music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
Ensemble: Syracuse University Wind Ensemble
Soloist: Vince DiMartino, Trumpet
Instrumentation: Solo Cornet in B-flat, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat 1-2-3, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet in B-flat 1-2, Horn in F 1-2, Trombone 1-2, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Basses, Percussion 1 Percussion 2