“The Liberty Bell” was written for Sousa’s unfinished operetta “The Devil’s Deputy,” but financing for the show fell through. Shortly afterwards, Sousa and his band manager attended the Columbian Exposition in Chicago where they watched a show called “America”. A backdrop in the show included the Liberty Bell and his manager suggested “The Liberty Bell” as the title of Sousa’s recently completed march.
John Philip Sousa
423.11 - 3 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Percussion is Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals
Grade 4 - college/university ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.