Sheet Music: The Fairest of the Fair

TitleThe Fairest of the Fair
ComposerJohn Philip Sousa (1854–1932)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
RangeEb4–G6
Time signature2/4
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time3:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2015-02-19
Last updated2015-02-19
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Thursday 19 February 2015

Tune of the Day: The Fairest of the Fair

by John Philip Sousa, transcribed for solo flute

Sousa composed this march in 1908, intending the Sousa Band to perform it at the annual Boston Food Fair in the fall of that year. One of Sousa's more melodic, less military marches, it is the only work of any kind that he composed that year, and one of only a handful of compositions that he wrote between 1906 and 1910.

Thanks to Katie for suggesting this piece!