The Caisson Song (Over hill, over dale) (1908, 1917) Brass Quintet

By: Edmund L. Gruber
For: Brass quintet
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Composer
Edmund L. Gruber
Year of composition
1908
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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"The Caisson Song" (1908) by (then) Lt. (later Brig. Gen.) Edmund Louis Gruber (1879-1941), was reharmonized and arranged by John Philip Sousa in 1917 as "The Field Artillery Song" and copyrighted at that time by Carl Fischer. Sousa’s 1917 arrangement was made as though it were a composition from the Civil War era by an anonymous composer. Years later E.L. Gruber tried to sue for copyright infringement; however, the courts ruled against him saying that he had waited too long to file his petition, and that the copyright for the Sousa’s arrangement was legally Sousa’s. Here is a brass quintet arrangement of Sousa’s (now public domain) original arrangement. Parts for Trumpets I and II in B-flat are also available.

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