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March, The Gladiator (1886)

Nothing among Sousas memoirs reveals the identity of the gladiator, but the first printing of the sheet music
carried a dedication to Charles F. Towle of Boston. Towle was a journalist who was editor of the Boston Traveller at the
time this march was written, but the nature of his association with Sousa is not known.
Sousas daughter Helen conjectured that her father might have been inspired by a literary account of some
particular gladiator. It is unlikely that he would have dedicated a march to gladiators in general because of their ferocity
and deeds of inhumanity, but perhaps one noble gladiator who had been a victim of circumstances might have been his
inspiration. There has also been speculation that the march had some Masonic significance, inasmuch as it was written at
the time he was knighted in Columbia Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, but this lacks substantiation.
For Sousa, The Gladiator brought back both happy and unhappy memories. In 1885 he had written the dirge
The Honored Dead for Stopper and Fisk, a music publisher in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were so pleased that
they asked him to write a quickstep march. He responded with The Gladiator, but they rejected it. Their
shortsightedness cost them dearly; Sousa then sold it to Harry Coleman of Philadelphia, and it eventually sold over a
million copies.
The Gladiator was the first Sousa composition to reach such wide circulation. He himself was unaware of its
popularity until its strains startled him one day while in Philadelphia on business. Many years later he gave this dramatic
account:
I was taking a stroll along Broad Street. At a corner a hand-organ man was grinding out a melody which, somehow,
seemed strangely familiar. As I listened more intently, I was surprised to recognize it as my own Gladiator march. I
believe that was one of the proudest moments of my life, as I stood there on the corner listening to the strains of that
street organ!
As the Italian, who was presiding over the crank, paused, I rushed up to him and seized him warmly by the hand.
The man started back in amazement and stared at me as though he thought I had taken leave of my senses.
My friend! My friend! I cried. Let me thank you! Please take this as a little token of my appreciation!
I tore myself away, walking on air down the remainder of the street and leaving the organ grinder dazed by the
coins I had thrust into this hand. I dont believe he can account for the gift to this day.
But I was exultant. My music had made enough of a hit to be played on a street organ. At last I felt that it had
struck a popular chord.

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 56. Used by permission.

Editorial Notes

Throughout Sousas career as a conductor, he often altered the performance of his marches in specific ways without
marking or changing the printed music. These alterations were designed for concert performances and included varying
dynamics and omitting certain instruments on repeated strains to expand the range of the musical textures, as well as
adding unscripted percussion accents for dramatic emphasis at key points in the music. Although Sousa never documented
his performance techniques himself, several players who worked extensively with Sousa provided directions for his
frequently performed marches, most notably from cornetist Frank Simon. Many of the marches in Volume 2 of The
Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa were staples in Sousas regular concert repertoire and were included in the
Encore Books used by the Sousa Band. A complete set of his Encore Books resides in the U.S. Marine Band Library
and Archives and are referenced extensively by the Marine Band not only as a guide for some of Sousas special
performance practice, but also to ascertain the exact instrumentation he employed in his own performances of his
marches.

The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa appears in chronological order and is based on some of the earliest known
sources for each composition. These newly edited full scores correct many mistakes and inconsistencies found in the parts
of early publications; however, all remaining markings and the original scoring are preserved. Where instruments are
added to the original orchestration, it is guided by the additional parts Sousa sanctioned in his Encore Books where
applicable or based on these typical doublings. Additionally, the alterations traditionally employed by the United States
Marine Band in performance are incorporated throughout; either those specifically documented by Sousas musicians or
changes modeled on the customary practices of The March King.
The musical decisions included in these editions were influenced by the work of several outstanding Sousa scholars
combined with many decades of Marine Band performance tradition. These editions would not be possible without the
exceptional contributions to the study of Sousas marches by Captain Frank Byrne (USMC, ret.), Jonathan Elkus, Colonel
Timothy Foley (USMC, ret.), Loras Schissel, Dr. Patrick Warfield, and The March Kings brilliant biographer, Paul
Bierley.

Performance practices that deviate from the original printed indications are described below and appear in [brackets] in
the score. In many instances these indications appear side-by-side with the original markings. An open diamond marked
with an accent in the cymbal part indicates that the cymbal player should let that accent ring for an additional beat before
rejoining the bass drum part.

Introduction and First Strain (m. 1-20): The first strain is subito mezzo-forte for everyone right after the downbeat in m.
4 and then alternates to fortissimo every four measures. The added diminuendo for those playing whole notes in m. 12
helps the melody come through at mezzo-forte.

Second Strain (m. 21-39): The dynamic is mezzo-piano first time and piccolo, E-flat clarinet, cornets, trombones, and
cymbals are tacet. Clarinets should play down the octave as indicated by the small notes first time. All instruments rejoin
at fortissimo beginning in m. 37 for the repeat. Clarinets return to the upper octave second time.

Trio (m. 39-55): E-flat clarinet, cornets, trombones and all percussion are tacet for the trio, but piccolo can play here.
Several marches from this point forward in Sousas catalogue have special figures for flute and piccolo in the trio or final
strains. First clarinets play down the octave as indicated by the small notes both times. Bells also play in this trio; when
that is the case, the rest of the percussion is often omitted entirely for concert performances. In a slightly unusual manner,
the cornets and trombones re-enter in m. 54-55 for a brief interjection before the repeat, which is then played even softer
than the first time.

Break-up Strain (m. 56-72): Brass enters again in m. 56 with a slight crescendo and percussion rejoins in m. 58. Per
Frank Simons notes, this break-up strain was performed by Sousa with very different dynamics than printed in the
original parts. Rather than all being fortissimo, he began in piano for all instruments and added a long crescendo to the
fortissimo fanfare figures in the cornets in m. 69-71. After arriving at that fortissimo, the solo snare drum adds a
decrescendo first time into the final strain.

Final Strain (m. 72-end): Piccolo, E-flat clarinet, cornets, trombones, and cymbals are tacet once more and all
instruments play a subito mezzo-piano leading into the final strain first time in m. 72. First clarinets are down the octave
again for the obbligato line in the upper woodwinds. A slight crescendo is also added to the melody in m. 83 to highlight
the phrase shape. The brass rejoins in m. 87 leading to the repeat of the break-up strain, which is played exactly as before
in a slow crescendo. Arriving at m. 71 the second time, the snare drum plays a strong crescendo and all instruments play
fortissimo and in the original higher octaves for the final time through the last strain. A final sfz for the percussion in m.
84 adds a musical exclamation point.
March

Full Score
THE GLADIATOR
(1886) JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
> > > j j j j
March Tempo. j

j

j

j

b n
bC
Flute/Piccolo &bb
ff mf ff
> > >
bC j bw nw
Oboe & b b J w
w
ff
ff
mf

> > > w b n


J
Eb Clarinet & C J w
ff mf ff
> > > > #> > w b n
J
J w

1st Bb Clarinet &b C
ff mf ff
> > >

b n
2nd Bb Clarinet &b C
ff mf ff
>
3rd Bb Clarinet & b
C > > n

ff mf ff

> > > > #> > #


Eb Alto Clarinet & C #
[optional]
ff mf ff
[Eb Cor. & Alto Sax.]
j> j j

Bb Bass Clarinet & b C # > # n
[optional] > >
ff mf ff
[Bb Tenor]
j
? bb C > j # j >

w
w #nw
w
1st & 2nd Bassoons b # > n w
ff > mf ff

> > > > #> > #


Eb Alto Saxophone & C #
[optional]
[does not appear in earliest edition] ff mf ff

j> j j #

n
Bb Tenor Saxophone & b C #


[optional] >
[does not appear in earliest edition] ff mf ff
>
C J #> #
Eb Baritone Saxophone & J J #
[optional]
[does not appear in earliest edition] ff mf ff

March Tempo.
> > > > > j
C w j b n
Eb Cornet &
w
[optional]
[does not appear in earliest edition] ff mf ff
> > > > > >
Solo Bb Cornet &b C J w j
b n
w
ff mf ff

> > > > > > b n


1st Bb Cornet &b C #
#
ff mf ff

2nd & 3rd Bb Cornets &b C


b n
>
ff
> > > > > mf ff
a2
b # #n
1st & 2nd F Horns & b C j j
#
j

[originally Eb Alto]
ff > > mf ff
a2
b C
3rd & 4th F Horns
[originally Eb Alto]
& b j

j
#
j







ff > > mf ff

? b C > #>
Baritone bb J J J n w #
ff mf ff
> bw nnw
a2
? bb C J #>
n


w
w
1st & 2nd Trombones b J J
ff mf ff

? bb C w #w
3rd Trombone b j j
#
j

ff > > mf ff

? bb C
Tuba b j j
#
j





w #w
ff > > mf
ff
> >
S.D.
C
4
w w
Drums /
and Bells >
[optional]
B.D./Cyms. ff mf
>
[ ] [ ff ]

This Edition in the Public Domain - 2015


As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
THE GLADIATOR
3
Full Score
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
j j j j > >
j

j

j

j


bb n
1.

Flt./Picc. & b 3 3

mf ff

b > >
j
J
& b b w J w

Oboe
[
w
] mf ff mf
> >

w J w
Eb Clar. & J w J
mf ff mf

w J w > >
J w J
1st Clar. &b
mf ff mf

w #> >

w
2nd Clar. &b
[ ] mf ff

b b n> >
3rd Clar. & b w w
[ ] mf ff

> > >


Alto Clar. & w w # #w #w
[ ] mf ff

>
Bass Clar. & b #w
w # w w #> >
[ ] mf ff
>
w w w n> >
? bb nw
w w

1st & 2nd Bssns. b n w w

[ ] mf ff

> > >


Alto Sax. & w w # #w #w
[ ] mf ff


Ten. Sax. & b #w
w # w w #> >
[ ] mf ff

w
Bari. Sax. & w # w w
>
[ ] mf ff > >

1.
j > >
j
j
Sop. Cor. & w w
mf w ff mf
> >
j

&b J w J
Solo Bb Cor.
w
mf ff mf

#> >
1st Bb Cor. & b #



# ff
mf

&b # #
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. w
w > >
[
> ff
] mf
b > > >
1st & 2nd Hrns. & b w
w # # #
[ ] mf ff

bb # w #
3rd & 4th Hrns. & w
> > >
[ ] mf ff

> >
? b

Bar. bb w
> n
[ ] mf ff
w >
w
? bb n w
w n w w n> >
1st & 2nd Trbns. b #w #w
[ ] mf ff

? b w >
w
3rd Trbn. bb w w
[ ] mf ff > >

Tuba
? bb w
b w w
w
>
> >
[ ] mf ff
> > >
w w 4

w w w
Perc. / > >
[ ] mf ff
THE GLADIATOR
4
Full Score
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
[Picc. 2nd time only]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
w w w w w w > >
b 2. J J J
Flt./Picc. & b b J
[mp] - ff
[play lower notes]
>
bbb > #> > w w w w w w > >
j
Oboe & e #e e J J J
[mp] ff ( ff )
>
[tacet] j
j
j > >
> > > [2nd time only]
#
Eb Clar. & # J J J
J
[mp] ff ( ff ) >
[play lower notes] j
j
j > >
> #> > [lower notes 1st time]
n e e e e e e
E e e e e e e e e e ne e e e e e e e e
1st Clar. &b e #e e E E e J J J e
J
[mp] ff ( ff )
[play lower notes] [lower notes 1st time]
j > j

j
n j
e j
2nd Clar. &b #
e e e e e
e eJ e eJ e
E e E e e e ne e e e e e e e >e
>e #>e >e e e
E >
( ff )
[mp] ff
> j
& b
3rd Clar. # n
> > > J
[mp] ff ( ff )

j
j
j
#> >
> > > #
Alto Clar. & # J J
J
[mp] ff ( ff )

> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
Bass Clar. &b > n>
> >
[mp] - ff
>
? b #n
1st & 2nd Bssns. bb
[mp] - ff

j
j
j
#> >
> > > #
Alto Sax. & # J J
J
[mp] ff ( ff )

> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
Ten. Sax. &b > n>
> >
[mp] - ff



>
Bari. Sax. &
[mp] - ff

2. [tacet] [2nd time only] >


j j j > j j
& # >
Sop. Cor.
> #> >
J J
[mp] ff ( ff )
[tacet] >
[2nd time only] j
j
j > > j
Solo Bb Cor. &b # n J J
> > > J
[mp] ff ( ff )
[tacet] >
[2nd time only] j
j
j > > j
1st Bb Cor. &b # n J J
> > > J
[mp] ff ( ff )
[2nd time only]
j
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b #
[mp] - ff
>
b >
1st & 2nd Hrns. &b #
[mp] - ff

b
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b





n


[mp] - ff >
>
? b > #> >
j

j
n
j
> >
J J
Bar. bb J J
[mp] ff ( ff )
[2nd time only] >
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
? bb
a2 > > > > n> >
1st & 2nd Trbns. b
[mp] - ff
[2nd time only] > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > n> > >
? b
3rd Trbn. bb
[mp] - ff

? b >
bb

Tuba

[mp] - ff
>
4

Perc. /
[mp] - ff > >
[Cym. 2nd time only]
THE GLADIATOR
5
Full Score
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1.
j j j j
2.
j j j j
w w w w w w
bb
Flt./Picc. & b bbbb

b w > > w bbbb


& b b
Oboe w w w w w w J
[ ff ]
b n
[ p] mf
j
j
j w [Play]
> > w [tacet]
# J
Eb Clar. & b n b
[ ff ]
[ p] mf
j
j
j w [loco]
> > w [play lower notes]
n e % e J
E e e e e e e e e e ne e e e e e e b n bb
1st Clar. &b E E e e be ne
[ ff ]
[loco]
[ p] mf
j
j
j w > > w
2nd Clar. &b n e % e J bb
E e e e e e e E e e e ne e e e e e e e
E [ ff ]

bb
& b
3rd Clar. w w b n
[ p] mf
j
j
j w > > w
# J
Alto Clar. & b
[ ff ]

> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
Bass Clar. &b > bb
> > > > > > > > >
> > > >
1st & 2nd Bssns.
? bb

>
b n bbbb
b
[ p] mf
j
j
j w > > w
# J
Alto Sax. & b
[ ff ]
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
Ten. Sax. &b > bb
> > > > > > > > >

Bari. Sax. & b

1. [Play] 2. [tacet]
j j w w
Sop. Cor. & # b
J> > e be ne
[ ff ]
[ p] mf
[Play] [tacet]
j
j
w > > w
Solo Bb Cor. &b n J bb
b n
[ ff ]
[Play]
[ p] mf
j

j
n
> > > >
bb
1st Bb Cor. &b J
> > > [ ff ] > > >
> >
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b > > > bb
> > >
b bbb
1st & 2nd Hrns. &b

bb

bbb
3rd & 4th Hrns. &

j
j
w > > w
? b n J
Bar. bb b n bbbb
[ ff ] [ p] mf
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
? b > > > > > > > > > > >
1st & 2nd Trbns. bb bbbb
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
? b
3rd Trbn. bb bbbb

Tuba
? bb bbbb
b

b
Bells &bb bbbb
b n
[ p] mf
4

Perc. /
THE GLADIATOR
6
Full Score
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

TRIO. n n
bb b


n
Flt./Picc. & b
[ p-pp] mf

bb j w n w j
& b b
Oboe w
(pp)

w # w
b w
Eb Clar. & J J
(pp)
w n w
% e w
&b
b E e e E E e ne e % e e e e % E

1st Clar.
J J E
(pp)
b b
2nd Clar. &b n
[ p-pp] mf
b j w n w j
3rd Clar. & b w
(pp)

b w w w w w w w
Alto Clar. & nw
[ p-pp] mf

b w w w w w w #w w
Bass Clar. &b
[ p-pp] mf
w n w
? bb b w
1st & 2nd Bssns. b J J
(pp)

b w w w w w w w
Alto Sax. & nw
[ p-pp] mf

b w w w w w w #w w
Ten. Sax. &b
[ p-pp] mf


& b
Bari. Sax. n b

[ p-pp] mf

TRIO.
b j % e j
& E e #e e % e e
Sop. Cor.
E e e E e e % E E
(pp)

b j w n w j
Solo Bb Cor. &b w
(pp)
[tacet]
b w
1st Bb Cor. &b w w w w w w w
[ p-pp] mf
[tacet]
b w
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b w w
w ww ww ww ww w w
w
#w
[ p-pp] mf
b
1st & 2nd Hrns. & b b #
[ p-pp] mf

b
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b b n
[ p-pp] mf

w n w
? b b w
Bar. bb J J
(pp)
[tacet] nn
? bb b
1st & 2nd Trbns. b
[ p-pp] mf
[tacet]
? bb b
3rd Trbn. b
[ p-pp] mf

>
Tuba
? b
b bb n> n
>
[ p-pp] mf

bb j w n w j
Bells &bb w
(pp)
[tacet]
j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j

Perc. /
[ p-pp] mf
THE GLADIATOR
7
Full Score
48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

j j j j j j 1. 2.

bb b j

j


Flt./Picc. & b
[ p] ff

bb j w
j
& b b
Oboe b
J n [ p] ff
[ pp]
[Play]
w
b
Eb Clar. &
J
b J n
J
[ pp] [ p] ff
w
% e e e b
b e E
1st Clar. &b E e e E E
be e eJ
e E e e nne e
J J e
[ p] ff
[ pp]
b
2nd Clar. &b b



[ p] ff

b j w j

& b

n
3rd Clar. b J
[ p] ff
[ pp]

b n
Alto Clar. & w w w b w w n #

[ p] ff

b w w w w
Bass Clar. &b w #
n
w
? b b n
1st & 2nd Bssns. b bb J
J
J n b n n
[ pp]

b n
Alto Sax. & w w w b w w n #
[ p] ff

b w w w w
Ten. Sax. &b w #
n

#

w w
Bari. Sax. & b n

1. 2. Play
b j % e e e j e
& E j e e E e
Sop. Cor.
E e e E be e e E
e e ne [ p] ff
[ pp] Play
b j w j
&b
n
Solo Bb Cor. b J
[ p] ff
[ pp]
[Play] [Play]
b n
1st Bb Cor. &b w w w w w w
n

# [ p] ff
[ p] [ p]
[Play] [Play]
b n
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b w
w w
w w
w w b w
w ww n #
[ p] ff
[ p] [ p]
b b #
1st & 2nd Hrns. &bb n

b
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b b n #

w
? b b n
Bar. b bb J
J J n b n
[ pp]
[Play] [Play]
n n
1st & 2nd Trbns.
? bb b
b n
[ p] [ p]
[Play]
[Play]
? bb b b n
3rd Trbn. b n
[ p] [ p]

? bb b
Tuba b
















n n

bb j w j
Bells &bb b
J

j j j j j j j j j j j j j
j

Perc. /
THE GLADIATOR
8
Full Score
58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

w
w
w . . > . . . . . .
>
bb b w > > > . n. . . w n
Flt./Picc. & b
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

bb >
Oboe & b b w w w w . n. . . . . w

. n. . . . .
> > > >
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

w
w
w . . > . . . . . .
b >
w > > > . #. . . w #
Eb Clar. &
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

w
w
w . . > . . . . . .
b
>
w > > > . #. . . w #
1st Clar. &b
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

b w >
2nd Clar. &b w w w . #. . . . . w
.
> > > > . #. . . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

b w >
3rd Clar. & b
w w w . #. . . . . w
.
> > > > . #. . . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

w >
. . w . . . . . .
b >
w w
> > w
> . #. . . #
Alto Clar. &
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

> > #>


b > > > > >
&b # # >
> > #> > > > #> >
Bass Clar.
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]
> >>
[ f] >
>
1st & 2nd Bssns.
? bb b > n
b > n n
> > n> > > n>
> > > > > > > > > n >
> >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

w
w
w . . > . . . . . .
b >
w > > > . #. . . w #
Alto Sax. &
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

> > #>


b > > > > >
&b # # >
> > #> > > > #> >
Ten. Sax.
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]
> >>
[ f] >
> > #> > > > #> > > >> >
> # > # #
& b
Bari. Sax.
> > > > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

b
w w w . # . . . . . w
Sop. Cor. & w
> > > . # . . . . .
> >
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
b w >
Solo Bb Cor. &b w w w . #. . . . . w
.
> > > > . #. . . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

b w >
1st Bb Cor. &b w w w . #. . . . . w
.
> > > > . #. . . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

b >
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b w w w w . #. . . . . w .
> > > > . #. . . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
a2
b
1st & 2nd Hrns. & b b > > # >

> > #> >

> > > n> > > > n> > > n> > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
a2
bb #
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b >

> > #> >
> > > > > n> > > > n> > > n> > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

? b b > > > > > > > > > > >> >
bb n > n n n
> n>
Bar.
> > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
> > n> > > > n> > > >> >
1st & 2nd Trbns.
? bb b > n
b > n n
> > > > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

? b b > > > > >


bb > n n
> n>
3rd Trbn.
> > > n> > > > > > > n> > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

? bb n n
Tuba bb > > n> > > n>

> > n> > > > > n> > > > n> > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
Play > > > > > > > > > > > >
j j
j j
j j
j j
w
w
Perc. /
>
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
THE GLADIATOR
9
Full Score
68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79

> [Picc. 2nd X only]


. n . b . > b . . . . . . . .
bb
w . . . . . . n .
Flt./Picc. & b b J
[mf ]- ff

>
bb w j w > n > w > j w
& b b
Oboe
n > > >
> > >
[mf ]- ff
> [2nd X only]
. n . b . > b . . . . . .
. n . . .
b w . . . . .
Eb Clar. & J
[mf ]- ff
[lower notes 1st time]
> . n . b . > b . . . . . . . .
w . . . . e . e e e e . b .
b e ne b e e be e e e e e e e e ee e e be e e
1st Clar. &b J e
[mf ]- ff

> . . . > b . . . . . . . . . .
2nd Clar. &b
b w n b J . . . . . n
[mf ]- ff

> . . . > b . . . . . . . .
b w n b . . . n .
& b
3rd Clar. J . . .
[mf ]- ff

>
w w > #> > w > > > w
b J
Alto Clar. & > n> J
>
[mp]- ff

b j w > n> > w > j w


Bass Clar. &b # >
n
> >> > > > > > >
[mp]- ff

? bb b n >
nn
1st & 2nd Bssns. b >
> n> > [mp]- ff

>
w w > #> > w > > > w
b J
Alto Sax. & > n> J
>
[mp]- ff

b j w > n> > w > j w


Ten. Sax. &b # >
n
> >> > > > > > >
[mp]- ff
> >> >
#
& b

Bari. Sax. n b
> [mp]- ff

b [2nd X only]
j . .
Sop. Cor. & w . . . . . . . . . . . w . n. b. b . . n. .
> > . . . . . . . . .
ff [mp]- ff
[2nd X only]
b >
w . . . . . . . . . . . w j w > n> > w > j w
Solo Bb Cor. &b n
ff > > > > >
[mp]- ff
[2nd X only]
b >
w . . . . . . . . . . . w j w > n> > w > j w
1st Bb Cor. &b n
ff > > > > >
[mp]- ff
[2nd X only]
b >
w . . . . . . . . . . . w #
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b
ff [mp]- ff

b #
1st & 2nd Hrns. &bb . . . . . . . . . . . w
> n> > > > ff [mp]- ff

b n
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b b n > > . . . . . . . . . . . w

> >> ff [mp]- ff

w > > > w > > > w


? b b > n> > > > n> n
Bar. bb J J
> >
[mp]- ff
> [2nd X only] w > n> > w > > >
1st & 2nd Trbns.
? bb b > n> > > n> J J w
b > >
[mp]- ff
[2nd X only] w > > > w > > > w
? b b > n> > > > n> n
3rd Trbn. bb > > J J
[mp]- ff

? bb b
Tuba b


n n
> n> > > > [mp]- ff

[Cyms. 2nd X only]



w
w j j j w w 4
Perc. /
> [ ff 1st X ] [mp]
[ f 2nd X ] ff
THE GLADIATOR
10
Full Score
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
.
. . . . n . b . > b . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .

1. [+ Picc.] 2.
bb b
J
Flt./Picc. & b
[p]

bb j w . . j

Oboe & b b b. J w
[ ] [p]
.
. . . . n . b . > b . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . [Play]
b J

Eb Clar. &
[p]
n . . . . . n . b . > b . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
e e e e [loco]
bb ne e e e e ne b e e be e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
1st Clar. & J e
[p]
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . > b . b. . . .
n b
b
2nd Clar. &b J
[p]
. . . .
. . . . . . > b . . . . . . . . . . .
b n b
3rd Clar. & b J
[p]

w . . . n
b J b w
Alto Clar. & J J #
[ ] [p]

b j w . . j
Bass Clar. &b b. # w
J
[ ]

? bb b
n
1st & 2nd Bssns. b b n

w . . . n
b J b w
Alto Sax. & J #
J
[ ] [p]

b j w . . j
Ten. Sax. &b b. # w
J
[ ]




Bari. Sax. & b
#

. 1. [Play] 2.
b . . . . n. b. j
b . . . . . . . . . . .
Sop. Cor. & > . . .
[p]
[Play]
b j w . . j
Solo Bb Cor. &b

b. w
J
[ ] [p]

b j w . . j
[Play]
n
1st Bb Cor. &b b. J
[ ]
# [p]

[Play]
b b n
2nd & 3rd Bb Cors. &b #
[p]

b b
1st & 2nd Hrns. & b b #

b
3rd & 4th Hrns. & b b
#

w . . .
? b J

b
n
Bar. b bb J J
[ ]

w . . .
[Play]
? bb b J b J n
w

1st & 2nd Trbns. b J
[ ] [mp]

w . . .
[Play]
? bb b J b n
3rd Trbn. b J J
[ ] [mp]

? bb b
Tuba b














n

8
j j

Perc. / O
[sfz (2nd Xo)]
March
THE GLADIATOR
Flute/Piccolo (1886) JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
March Tempo. > > > j

j

j

j

j
j

j
b
& b bC
ff mf
j
b n j
j j j

n
8
b
&bb 3 3

ff mf
[Picc. 2nd time only]
j j j j > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
15
1. 2. w w
b
&bb
ff [mp] - ff
<>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
24
w w w w w w w w w
b J J J
&bb J

<>~~~~~~~ 1. j j j j 2. j j j j TRIO.
35
w 2
b

bbbb
&bb
[ p-pp] mf

43
n n 2
b
& b bb

n

51
j
j j j j
j j j 1. 2.
>
b w
& b bb
[ p] ff

59 >
. . w
b b w
> w
> w
> . . .
n .

&bb
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
[Picc. 2nd X only]
67 >
. . . . . . w 3 . n . b . > b . . . . .
b n
& b bb J
[mf ]- ff
.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. n . b . > b . .
77
b . n .
& b bb J

. . . . . . 1. [+ Picc.] 2.
84 . . . . . .
b
& b bb
[p]

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March
THE GLADIATOR
Oboe (1886) JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
March Tempo.
b > > >
& b bC
J w
j
ff mf
w
8
b bw nw j
&bb w J w w

ff mf

17 1. 2. [play lower notes]


> > > > >
b
&bb J e ##e e w w w w
ff
mf [mp] ff ( ff )
26 > >
b > j w
&bb w w J J J w w w w w

36 TRIO.
1. 2.
b w > > w bbbb j w n
&bb J b n
[ ff ] [ p] mf (pp)
44
bb j w j w
&bb w b

52 1. 2.
b
& b bb j J
n

[ pp] [ p] ff
58
b
& b bb w
w
w w
> > > >
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

65 2
b > >
& b bb . n . . . . w w
. n. . . . .

. [ f]
> n>
>
[mf ]- ff
73
b j w > n > w > j w j
& b bb >

> > [ ]

83 1. 2.
b w . .
& b bb b. j J
w
[p]

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March
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Eb Clarinet (1886)
March Tempo. > > > w
J
& C J w
ff mf
9
b n
w J w


& J w
ff mf ff
> >
18 1.
> #> > [2ndtime
2. [tacet] only]
j

j
#
& J
mf [mp] ff ( ff )
>
26 j
> > j

J J J
& J

33 j
# j

1.
w [Play]
> > 2.
w [tacet]

& J b n b
[ ff ] [ p] mf
40 TRIO. w
J # w w
& b J
(pp)
48 w
J b J
1.
n
&b J
[ pp]
56 [Play]
2.
w > w
> w
>
&b
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a
63 >
. . w >
. . . . . . w
b w
> . . .
# .
#


&
poco] [mf ] [ f]

70 3
[2nd X only]
. n . b . > b . . . . .
J . . . . .
&b
[mf ]- ff
. . . . . . n . b . . .
79
. n . . . > b
. .
&b J

85 . .
. . . . . . . . 1. [Play] 2.


&b
[p]

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1st Bb Clarinet THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA


(1886)
March Tempo. > > > > #> >
J w


& bC J w
ff mf

9 b n w J w
J w
&b
ff mf ff
[lower notes 1st time]
j
19 > > 1. 2. [play> lower notes] j
n
# > >
&b J e #e e E e e e e e e E e e e ne e e E e
mf ( ff )
[mp] ff
> > j
27 j

> j
n
e e e e e e e e e e e e E

& be e e J J e eJ e E e e e e ne e e E e
J
1.
35 j
e

w > > 2.w
[loco] [play lower notes] TRIO. w
% e J b n bb %
&b e e e
e
e be ne E e eJ E E
[ ff ]
[ p] mf (pp)
43 w w w
b e e nne e % e e e E % e e e b
& b e J % E E E e eJ E be

52
1.
2. >
w
b E
& b e e e eJ E e e nne e
J e [ p] ff
[ pp]

w w w . . >
> . #. . . w
59 > >
b
&b
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
[1st X-lower notes]
67 >
. . . . . . w . n . b . > b . .
b # 3 e n e b e e b e . . .
&b Je e e e e e e
[mf ]- ff

77 . . . . . . . b . . . n . . . . . n . b . > b . .
b e e e e e e b e e ne e e e e ne b e e b e e e e e e e
&b ee ee e e J

. . . . . .
84 . . . . e . . 1. [loco]
2.

&b
b e e e e e e e e e e e

e
[p]

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2nd Bb Clarinet
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo. >
> >
& bC
ff mf

9
w
&b
b n w
ff [ ] mf ff

19 [lower notes 1st time]


1. 2. [play lower notes] j

j
> > # n
& b #
e e e e e
E e E e e e ne e e
>e #>e >e ( ff )
E e
27 [mp] ff
> j
j j j j
n

& b e e e e eJ e eJ e e e
e e e e e E

ee > > e E e e e e n e e e E e
35 [loco]
TRIO.
1.
j

w > > 2.w bb
&b e e e %
e
e J
e [ ff ]
[ p-pp] mf
42
b
& b n

47
b
& b b b

52 1. 2.
b w
&b


>
[ p] ff
59
b w >
& b w >
w . #. . . . . w
[cresc.
> poco a poco]
>
[mf ] [ f]
67 3
b > . n. b. > . .

& b
. #. . . .
. w b
J . . .
[mf ]- ff

. . . . . . . .
77
b . . . . .
. n . n. b. > b . .
& b J
. . .
84 . .
b b . . . . . . . 1. 2.
& b
[p]

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3rd Bb Clarinet
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
>
& bC > >

mf

ff

9
b b
& b n w w
[ ] mf ff
ff

19
n> > 1. 2.

&b #
> > >
[mp] ff ( ff )

27

&b n > j
J

35 TRIO.
1. 2.
j w
&b w w b n bb
(pp)
[ p] mf
43
b n w j w j w
&b b

52 1. 2.
b w
& b j J
n >
[ pp] [ p] ff
59
b w >
& b w >
w . #. . . . . w
[cresc.
> poco a poco]
>
[mf ] [ f]

67 3
> . . . >
b
& b . #. . . . . w
n b bJ . . . . .
[mf ]- ff

. . . . . . . .
77
b . . . . .
. n . n. b. >
b

. .
&b J

84 . . .
b . . . . . . . . . 1.
2.

&b
[p]

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Eb Alto Clarinet
[optional]
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo. > > > > #> >
& C #
ff mf

# w
>
w #
&
ff [ ] mf

j
17 1. 2.
& #w #w > >
> #> >
ff [mp] ff ( ff )

j
25 j
j
#> >
# J J

& J

32 j
j 1.
w > > 2.w
# J b
&
[ ff ]

40 TRIO.

& b w w w w w w nw w w w
[ p-pp] mf

50 1. 2. n
&b w b w w n #
[ p] ff

58
> w
w
> w . .
b

w > > . #. . .
&
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

66 >
w >
. . . . . . w 2
&b # > n> J
>
[ f] [mp]- ff

75 w > #> > w > > > w


J
&b J
[ ]

83 w . . 1. n 2.

&b b. J w
J #
[p]

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March

Bb Bass Clarinet THE GLADIATOR


[optional] JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
j> j j
C
& b # >
#
> >
ff mf

8
>
&b n #w w #
ff [ ] mf

17 1. 2. > > >


&b w w #> > > > > >
ff [mp] - ff

26
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
&b
n> >
> >
33
> > > > > > > 1.
> 2.

& b > > > > bb


> > > > > >
40 TRIO.
b w w w w w w w w w
& b #w
[ p-pp] mf

50 1. 2.
b
&b w w w
#
n

58
b > > #> > > > > >
& b # # #
> > > > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

65 2
b # > # >
& b >
n
>>>
[ f] > >>> > > > >
[mp]- ff
73
b j w > n> > w > j w j
&b > >

82 1. 2.
b w . .
&b b. j J # w
[ ]

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March
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
1st Bassoon (1886)
March Tempo.
> >
? bb C J #> > n
b J J
ff mf
8 >
w nw nw w w
? bb w
b n
ff [ ] mf ff
18
? bb w n> > 1.

2.





b
[mp] - ff
26 >

? bb n
b
33 1. 2. >
? bb
b > > > > b n bbbb
[ p] mf
40 TRIO. w n
? bb b J w w
b J
(pp)
48 w
? bb b J b J
1.

b J n

55 2.
? bb b b n n
b > n
> > > > > n>
[ pp] [ p] ff [cresc. poco
61
>> > >
? bb b
b > n n
> > > > > n
> >
a poco] [mf ] > [ f]
67 3
>>> >
? bb b
b > n
> [mp]- ff

76
n
? bb b
b
83
1. n 2.

? bb b
b

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March
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
2nd Bassoon (1886)
March Tempo.
? bC j
b b j j n
# >
ff > > > mf
8
w >
w
? bb w
b
w #w n w
ff [ ] mf ff
18 1. 2.
? b
bb w > >

[mp] - ff
26
>
? bb #
b
33 1. 2. >
? bb > > > > b n bbbb
b
[ p] mf
40 TRIO. w n
? bb b J w w
b J
(pp)
48 w
? bb b J b J
1.

b J n

55 2.
? bb b b n > n
b n > > > n
[ pp] [ p] ff [cresc.
>
poco
> >
61
? bb b
b > n
> > > > > n
> > n > >
>
a poco] [mf ] > [ f] >
67 3
? bb b
b > >n > > > [mp]- ff
>
76
? bb b n
b
84 1. 2.

? bb b b
b n

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Eb Alto Saxophone
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
[optional] (1886)
March Tempo. > > > > #> >
& C #
ff mf

# w
>
w #
&
ff [ ] mf

j
17 1. 2.
& #w #w > >
> #> >
ff [mp] ff ( ff )

j
25 j
j
#> >
# J J

& J

32

j
# j

1.
w > > 2.w
&
J b
[ ff ]

40 TRIO.

& b w w w w w w nw w w w
[ p-pp] mf

50 1. 2. n
&b w b w w n #
[ p] ff

58
> w w
> w . .
& b

w > > . #. . .
[cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

66 >
w >
. . . . . . w 2
&b # > n> J
>
[ f] [mp]- ff

75 w > #> > w > > > w


J
&b J
[ ]

83 w . . 1. n 2.

&b b. J w
J #
[p]

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March
Bb Tenor Saxophone
[optional] THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.

b C j > j j #

& #
>
ff mf

8
#
&b n #w w
ff [ ] mf

17 1. 2. > > >


&b w w #> > > > > >
ff [mp] - ff

25
> > > > > > > > > > >
& b > > n> > >
> >
33
> > > > > > > 1.
> 2.

& b > > > > bb


> > > > > >
40 TRIO.
b w w w w
& b w w #w w w w
[ p-pp] mf

50 1. 2.
b w w
#
&b w
n

58

bb > > #> >


#
> > >
#
>
#
& > > > > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

65 2
b # > # >
& b > n
>>>
[ f] > >>> > > > >
[mp]- ff
73
b j w > n> > w > j w j
&b > >

82 1. 2.
b w . .
&b b. j J # w
[ ]

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March
Eb Baritone Saxophone THE GLADIATOR
[optional] JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
>
#> #
& C J J J
ff mf
8

& # w
w #
> mf
ff [ ]
17 1. 2.

& w w

ff
> > [mp] - ff
26

& >

33 1. 2.

& b

40 TRIO.

& b



[ p-pp] mf
46

& b n b w w

54 1. 2.
> > >
& b n # > # #
> > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco
61
> > > > > >>> >
&b > # # #
> > > >
a poco] [mf ] [ f]
68 3
> #> > >
& b
>

[mp]- ff

77

&b n b

84 1. 2.

&b
#

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March

Eb Cornet
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
[optional] (1886)
March Tempo.
> > > > > j
& C w
j
w
ff mf
9
j
& b n w w j
ff mf w
17 1. 2. [tacet]
> > [2nd time only]
j j
&

ff
> #> >
mf [mp] ff ( ff )
24
> > j
j j j j
& # J J >

32 1. [Play] 2. [tacet]
j w w
& # J> >
b
[ ff ]
e be ne
40 [ p] mf
TRIO.

& b j
e e E E % e e #e e % e e e ej % E e e
j
(pp)
E E E
49 1. 2.
% e e e j e
&b E E be e ej e e E E e
e e ne
57 [ pp]
Play
& b w w
w
[ p] ff > [cresc.
> poco a
> poco]
64

&b w . # . . . . . w w . . . . . . . . . . .
> > . # . . . . . >
[mf ] [ f]
71
[2nd X only] .
&b w . n. b. bj . .
> . . . . . . .
ff [mf ]- ff
78
. . . . . j
&b
n. . n b b . . . .
. . .
. . >
85 1. [Play] 2.
. . . . .
& b . . . .
. [p]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March
Solo Bb Cornet THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
> > > > > >
& bC J w j
w
ff mf
9

&b
b n
J w j
w
ff mf
17 > > 1. 2. [tacet] [2nd time only] j

&b J #
> > >
ff mf
[mp] ff ( ff )
24 > > j

j
n j > j
& b J J J

32 1. [Play]
j
n w > > 2.w [tacet]
bb
& b J b n
[ ff ]
[ p] mf
40 TRIO.
b j w n w j w
& b
(pp)
48 1.
j w
b
&b b j
J
55 2. Play
b w w
& b n >
[ p] ff [cresc.
> poco a
[ pp]
62
b > >
&b w w
. #. . . .
. w . w
> > . #. . . .
poco] [mf ] [ f]
69
[2nd X only]
bb . . . . . . . . . . . w j w
& n
ff
> > >
[mp]- ff
76
b > n> > w > j w j w
&b > >
[ ]
84 1. [Play] 2.
bb . . j J w
& b.
[p]

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March
1st Bb Cornet THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
> > > > > >
& bC #
#
ff mf

8
b n #
&b
#

ff mf

16 1. 2. [tacet] [2nd time only]j


> >
& b # #
> > >

ff [mp] ff ( ff )

24 > > j

j
n j
> j
& b J J J

32 1. [Play]
j
> > > 2. >
& b n bb
> > > J > > >
[ ff ]

40 TRIO.

bb [tacet]
w w w w w w w w w w w w
&
[ p-pp] mf

52 1. 2.
[Play] [Play]
b n w
&b w w
n

# [ p] ff >
[cresc.
[ p]
[ p]
60
b w >
&b w w
. #. . . .
. w
> > >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

67
[2nd X only]
b >
& b . #. . . . . w . . . . . . . . . . . w
j
n
> > >
ff [mp]- ff
74
b w > n> > w > j w j
&b > >
[ ]

83 1. 2.
b w . . [Play]
n
&b b. j J

# [p]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March
2nd Bb Cornet THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
> >
& bC
ff
> > > >
mf

& b b n w
ff
>
[ ] mf

16 1. 2. [2nd time only]

& b # # > >


ff [mp] - ff

24

& b j #
>
32 1. 2.
> >
& b > > bb
> > > >
40 TRIO.

bb [tacet]
& w w w w w w w w w w w b
[ p-pp] mf

52 1. 2.
[Play] [Play]
b n w
&b w w n # >
[ p] [ p] ff [cresc.
[ p]
60
b w >
&b w w
. #. . . .
. w
> > >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

67
[2nd X only]
b >
& b . #. . . . . w . . . . . . . . . . . w
ff [mp]- ff

74
b #
&b

83 1. 2.
[Play]
b n
&b
#
[p]
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March
3rd Bb Cornet THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.

& bC
>
ff
> > > > > mf

& b b n w

ff
[
> mf
]
16 1. 2. [2nd time only]

& b # #
ff
> > [mp] - ff

24

& b j
>
32 1. 2.
> >
& b > > bb
> > > >
40 TRIO.

bb [tacet]
& w w w w w w #w w w w w w
[ p-pp] mf
52 1. 2.
[Play] [Play]
b n w
&b w w n

# >
[ p] [ p] ff [cresc.
[ p]
60
b w >
&b w w
. #. . . .
. w
> > >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]

67
[2nd X only]
b >
& b . #. . . . . w . . . . . . . . . . . w
ff [mp]- ff

75
b
& b

83 1. 2.
[Play]
bb n
& b
#
[p]
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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March
1st F Horn
[originally Eb Alto] THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
b
& b C j j
#
j


ff > > mf
8
b >
n w
&b
ff [ ] mf
16 1. 2.
b > >
& b # #
ff [mp] - ff
24

bb #>
&

32 1. 2.
b
&b

39 TRIO.
b bbb
&b
[ p-pp] mf
46
b
&bb b

53 1. 2.
b # #
& b b n
> > > >
[ p] ff [cresc.
> > n>
poco
61
b
&bb #
> > > > > > > n> > > n > > >
> n> > >
a poco]
[mf ] [ f]
>
69
b
& b b > . . . . . . . . . . . w
ff [mp]- ff
77
b
&bb

84 1. 2.
b
& b b b #

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March
2nd F Horn
[originally Eb Alto] THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
b #
& b C j j
#
j


ff > > mf
8
b >
& b # w #
ff [ ] mf
16 1. 2.
b
& b > >
ff [mp] - ff
24
b >
& b

32 1. 2.
b
&b

39 TRIO.
b bbb
&b
[ p-pp] mf
46
b
& b b #

53 1. 2.
b # #
& b b n
> > > > > > n>
[ p] ff [cresc. poco
61
b
&bb #
> > > > > > > n> > > n > > >
> n> > >
a poco] [mf ] [ f]
>
69
b
& b b > . . . . . . . . . . . w
ff [mp]- ff

77
b
&bb #

84 1. 2.
b
&bb #

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

3rd F Horn
[originally Eb Alto]
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
b
& b C j j
#
j


ff > > mf
8
b >
& b w
ff [ ] mf
16 1. 2.
b
& b > >
ff [mp] - ff
24
b
&b
>
32 1. 2.
b
&b
39 TRIO.
b bbb
&b
[ p-pp] mf
46
b
& b b n

53 1. 2.
b # #
& b b n
> > > > > > n>
[ p] ff [cresc. poco
61
b
&bb #
> > > > > > > n> > > n > > >
> n> > >
a poco] [mf ] [ f]
>
69
b
& b b > . . . . . . . . . . . w
ff [mp]- ff
77
b
&bb

84 1. 2.
b
&bb #

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

4th F Horn THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA


[originally Eb Alto]
(1886)
March Tempo.
b
& b C j j
#
j







ff > > mf
8
b
& b # w
>




ff [ ] mf
16 1. 2.
b
& b #



ff
> > [mp] - ff
24
b
& b n
>
32 1. 2.
b
&b







39 TRIO.
b bbb
&b














[ p-pp] mf
46
b
&bb

53 1. 2.
b
& b b n # > > #> >

> > n>
[ p] ff [cresc. poco
61
b
&bb #
> n > > >


> > > > > > > n> > > > n> > >
a poco] [mf ] [ f]
69
b
& b b > . . . . . . . . . . . w



ff [mp]- ff

76
b
&bb n

83 1. 2.
b
& b b #

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

Baritone
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
>
? bb C J #> n
b J J
ff mf

8
w
? bb w
b
# n
>
ff [ ] mf

> > j
17
1. 2.
? bb
b > #> >
ff [mp] ff ( ff )
> > j
n
25 j >
j

? bb
b
J J J J

33 j

1.
w > > 2.w
? bb n J
b b n bbbb
[ ff ] [ p] mf

40 TRIO. w n w
? bb b J w
J J

b
(pp)

50 w 1. 2.
? bb b b J
n b n

n
b J
[ pp]

58
> > > > > > >
? bb b > n
b n > n n
> > > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]

65 2
? bb b > >>> > >>> >
b n n > n>
> > >
[ f] [mp]- ff

73
w > n> > w > > > w
? bb b J J
b J

82 w . . 1. 2.
? bb b b. J n

b J
[ ]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

Baritone, T.C.
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
j > j j
& b C #
> #
ff mf

&b w w
#
> #
ff
[ ] mf

17 > > 1. 2.
#
j

&b
> > >

ff [mp] ff ( ff )

25 > >
j

j
j > j
& b n J J J

33 1.
j
w > > 2.w bb
& b n J b n
[ ff ]
[ p] mf
40 TRIO.
b j w n w j w j
& b
(pp)

50 1. 2.
b w
& b b j J #
n b n
[ pp]
58
b
& b # #
>
#
> > > > > > > > > #> > > > >
[ p] ff [cresc. poco a poco] [mf ]
65 2
b # > # >
& b > n
>>>
[ f] > >>> > > > >
[mp]- ff
73
b j w > n> > w > j w j
&b > >

82 1. 2.
b w . .
&b b. j J #
[ ]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

1st Trombone
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
>
? b C #>


n




bb J J J
ff mf
8
bw nw w >
w
? bb n
b
ff [ ] mf
[2nd time only]
17 > > > > > >
? bb w w n> > 1.

2.

>
b
ff [mp] - ff
25 > > > > > > > > > > > > >
>
? bb > > > > n> >
b

33
> > > > > >
? bb > > 1.> > > > > 2. >
> > > > bbbb
b
TRIO.
40 [tacet]
n
? bb b
b
[ p-pp] mf
47
? bb b
b
1. [Play] 2. [Play]
53
n n
? bb b
b > n
> > >
[ p] [ p] [ p] ff [cresc.
60
? bb b > > n> > > > > > >>> >
b > n n n
> > >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
67 2 [2nd X only]
>>> >
? bb b
b > n > n> J
> >
[mp]- ff
75 w > n> > w > > > w
? bb b J
b J
[ ]
83 w . . 1. [Play] 2.
b. J n

? bb b
b J
[mp]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

2nd Trombone
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
>
? b C #>
bb J J J
ff mf
8 >
? bb w nw nw w
b
ff [ ] mf
[2nd time only]
17 1. 2. > > > > > >
> > >
? bb #w
b
#w
ff [mp] - ff
25 > > > > > > > > > > > >
>
? bb > > > > n> > >
b

33
> > > > > >
> > 1.> > > > > 2.
> > > >
? bb
b > bbbb

40 TRIO.
[tacet]
? bb b n
b
[ p-pp] mf
47
? bb b



















b
53 1. [Play] 2. [Play]

? bb b
b

n n > n
> > >
[ p] [ p] [ p] ff [cresc.
60
? bb b > > n> > > > > > >>> >
b > n n n
> > >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
67 2 [2nd X only]
>>> >
? bb b
b > n > n> J
> >
[mp]- ff
75 w > n> > w > > > w
? bb b J
b J
[ ]
83 w . . 1. [Play] 2.
? bb b b. J n
w
b J
[mp]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

3rd Trombone
THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
(1886)
March Tempo.
? bC
b b j j
#
j

ff > > mf
8
? bb w #w w >
w
b
ff [ ] mf
[2nd time only]
17 1. 2. > > > > > > >
? bb
b w w > >
ff [mp] - ff
25 > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > n> > >
? bb
b
33
> > > > > >
> > 1.> > > > > 2.
> > > >
? bb
b > bbbb

40 TRIO.
[tacet]
? bb b
b
[ p-pp] mf
47
? bb b b
b
53 1. [Play] 2. [Play]
? bb b
b n n > n
> > >
[ p] [ p] [ p] ff [cresc.
60
>>> >
? bb b
b > n n
> > n> > > > > > > n> >
poco a poco] [mf ] [ f]
67 2 [2nd X only]
>>> >
? bb b
b > n > n> J
> >
[mp]- ff
75 w > n> > w > > > w
? bb b J J
b
[ ]
83 w . . 1. [Play] 2.
? bb b b. J n
b J
[mp]

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

Tuba THE GLADIATOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA


(1886)
March Tempo.
? bb C
b j j
#
j





ff > > mf
7
? bb
b w #w w

w
>[
ff ] mf
17 1. 2.
? bb
b w w
ff
> >
[mp] - ff
26
? bb >
b

33 1. 2.
? bb bbbb
b
















40 TRIO.
? bb b
b
[ p-pp] mf
46
? bb b > n> n
b >










53 1. 2.
? bb b n n
b n
> > n> > [cresc.
[ p] ff
60
? bb b n
b
> > n> > > > n> > poco] > > n> > > n> > >
poco a [mf ] [ f]
67 3
? bb b
b >n > >
> > > [mp]- ff
77
? bb b n n

b

84 1. 2.
? bb b
b n

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
March

Drums
THE GLADIATOR
[Bells (optional)] (1886) JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
March Tempo. > >
S.D.

/ C

B.D./Cyms. ff mf

7 >
4
w w w w
/ w
> > [ ] mf
[ ] [ ff ]

15
4
> > 1. 2.

w
w
/ > >
ff [mp] - ff
[Cym. 2nd time only]
23
>
4


/
> >
31 1. 2.
4

/

39 TRIO.
bb
& b bbbb
j w n
b n (pp)
[ p] mf
[tacet]
j j j j j j j j

/
[ p-pp] mf

44
bb b w j w j
& b

j j j j j j j j j j j j
/

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As played by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
THE GLADIATOR
Drums

50 1. 2.
bb b w j
& b b
J
j j j j j j j j j
j



/

57 Play > j> > j


> j> > j
> j> >
/

[ p] ff [cresc. poco a

63 > j> >


j
j
w w
/ w w
> >
poco] [mf ] [ f]

69
j j
j w w
/
[ ff 1st X ] [mp]
[ f 2nd X ] ff
[Cyms. 2nd X only]

75
4 8
/

84 1. 2.
j j

/ O
[sfz (2nd Xo)]