I’ll Plan Your Summer
I would have been happiest not knowing that Sousa used time signatures beyond simple cut time. Knowing this, I would still have been happy had I never had to see, hear, or worse, play such a monstrosity. This piece makes me want to reach into a gigantic sack, pull out a kitten, and throw it at my stand partner. It makes me want to cover the entire brass section with a thick blanket of sad, frightened kittens.
It even ruins the March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites.