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John Philip Sousa

November 6, 1854 - March 6, 1932
born in Washington D.C., composed during the Romantic period
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was an American composer and band leader whose name is almost synonymous with marches. Trained in music in his youth and educated in the Marine Corps Band, Sousa composed his first march at 16. Throughout his career, he was renowned for his rousing patriotic marches, such as The Stars and Stripes Forever, The Washington Post, and The Liberty Bell. But Sousa was also successful as a composer of operettas, including El Capitan and The Bride Elect. With the Sousa Band, he toured around the world to great critical acclaim and received honors from heads of state. ~ Blair Sanderson, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Sousa, Vol. 4

1. A Century Of Progess, March For Band: A Century Of Progress

2. The Atlantic City Pageant March, March For Band: Atlantic City Pageant

4. The Glory Of The Yankee Navy, March For Band: The Glory Of The Yankee Navy

5. March Of The Mitten Men (Power And Glory), March For Band: March Of The Mitten Men

6. The Minnesota March, March For Band: Minnesota March

7. The Northern Pines, March For Band: Northern Pines

8. Our Flirtation, March For Band: Our Flirtation

9. The Pride Of The Wolverines, March For Band: The Pride Of The Wolverines

10. Solid Men To The Front!, March For Band: Solid Men To The Front

11. The White Rose, March For Band: The White Rose

12. Bullets And Bayonets, March For Band: Bullets And Bayonets

13. Tales Of A Traveler, Suite For Band: In The Land Of The Golden Fleece

14. The Pathfinder Of Panama, March For Band: Pathfinder Of Panama

15. Liberty Loan, March For Band: Liberty Loan

16. Peaches & Cream, Foxtrot For Band: Peaches & Cream

17. National Fencibles, March For Band: National Fencibles

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Track List: Sousa 3

Title: The Fairest Of The Fair, March For Band

1. The Fairest Of The Fair, March For Band: Fairest Of The Fair

Title: Hands Across The Sea, March For Band

2. Hands Across The Sea, March For Band: Hands Across The Sea

Title: The Diplomat, March For Band

3. The Diplomat, March For Band: The Diplomat

Title: The Rifle Regiment, March For Band

4. The Rifle Regiment, March For Band: The Rifle Regiment

Title: The Occidental, March For Band

5. The Occidental, March For Band: The Occidental

Title: Riders For The Flag, March For Band

6. Riders For The Flag, March For Band: Riders For The Flag

Title: Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty, March For Band

7. Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty, March For Band: Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty

Title: The High School Cadets, March For Band

8. The High School Cadets, March For Band: The High School Cadets

Title: Boy Scouts Of America March, March For Band

9. Boy Scouts Of America March, March For Band: Boy Scouts Of America

Title: The Picador, March For Band

10. The Picador, March For Band: The Picador

Title: The Directorate, March For Band

11. The Directorate, March For Band: The Directorate

Title: The Black Horse Troop, March For Band

12. The Black Horse Troop, March For Band: The Black Horse Troop

Title: Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine, March For Band

13. Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine, March For Band: The Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine

Title: The Beau Ideal, March For Band

14. The Beau Ideal, March For Band: The Beau Ideal

Title: The Belle Of Chicago, March For Band

15. The Belle Of Chicago, March For Band: The Belle Of Chicago

Title: The Corcoran Cadets, March For Band

16. The Corcoran Cadets, March For Band: The Corcoran Cadets

Title: The National Game, March For Band

17. The National Game, March For Band: The National Game

Title: The Loyal Legion, March For Band

18. The Loyal Legion, March For Band: The Loyal Legion

Title: The Liberty Bell, March For Band

19. The Liberty Bell, March For Band: The Liberty Bell (1988 Recording)

20. The Liberty Bell, March For Band: The Liberty Bell (1894 Historical Recording)

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Track List: Sousa's Greatest Hits

1. The Stars And Stripes Forever, March For Band: The Stars And Stripes Forever

2. The Bride Elect March, March For Band: The Bride Elect

3. Semper Fidelis, March For Band: Semper Fidelis

4. King Cotton, March For Band: King Cotton

5. Sound Off!, March For Band: Sound Off

6. The Washington Post, March For Band: The Washington Post March (1980)

7. The Gladiator, March For Band: The Gladiator

8. National Fencibles, March For Band: National Fencibles

9. Jack Tar, March For Band: Jack Tar

10. The Thunderer, March For Band: The Thunderer

11. Saber And Spurs, March For Band: Sabre And Spurs

12. The Royal Welch Fusiliers (No. 2), March For Band: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

13. El Capitan, March For Band: El Capitan

14. The Gridiron Club, March For Band: The Gridiron Club

15. Manhattan Beach, March For Band: Manhattan Beach

16. The Man Behind The Gun, March For Band: Man Behind The Gun

17. The Invincible Eagle, March For Band: The Invincible Eagle

18. The Gallant Seventh, March For Band: The Gallant Seventh

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Track List: Sousa Original II / United States Marine Band

Title: The Stars And Stripes Forever, March For Band

1. The Stars And Stripes Forever, March For Band: The Stars And Stripes Forever

Title: Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, Operetta

2. Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, Operetta: The Man Behind The Gun

Title: The Bride Elect, Operetta In 3 Acts

3. The Bride Elect, Operetta In 3 Acts: The Bride Elect

Title: La Reine De La Mer Valses, Waltz For Band

4. La Reine De La Mer Valses, Waltz For Band: Waltzes

Title: Sound Off!, March For Band

5. Sound Off!, March For Band: Sound Off

Title: The Royal Welch Fusiliers (No. 2), March For Band

6. The Royal Welch Fusiliers (No. 2), March For Band: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Title: Looking Upward, Suite For Band

7. Looking Upward, Suite For Band: By The Light Of The Polar Star

8. Looking Upward, Suite For Band: Beneath The Southern Cross

9. Looking Upward, Suite For Band: Mars And Venus

Title: The Gallant Seventh, March For Band

10. The Gallant Seventh, March For Band: The Gallant Seventh

Title: The Thunderer, March For Band

11. The Thunderer, March For Band: The Thunderer

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Track List: Sousa Original / United States Marine Band

Title: Semper Fidelis, March For Band

1. Semper Fidelis, March For Band: Semper Fidelis

Title: Presidential Polonaise, Polonaise For Band

2. Presidential Polonaise, Polonaise For Band: Presidential Polonaise

Title: Manhattan Beach, March For Band

3. Manhattan Beach, March For Band: Manhattan Beach

Title: Comrades Of The Legion, March For Band

4. Comrades Of The Legion, March For Band: Comrades Of The Legion March

Title: Saber And Spurs, March For Band

5. Saber And Spurs, March For Band: Sabre And Spurs

Title: The Gridiron Club, March For Band

6. The Gridiron Club, March For Band: The Gridiron Club

Title: King Cotton, March For Band

7. King Cotton, March For Band: King Cotton

Title: Easter Monday On The White House Lawn (from Tales Of A Traveler), For Band

8. Easter Monday On The White House Lawn (from Tales Of A Traveler), For Band: Easter Monday On The White House Lawn

Title: Who's Who In Navy Blue, March For Band

9. Who's Who In Navy Blue, March For Band: Who's Who In The Navy Blue March

Title: The Invincible Eagle, March For Band

10. The Invincible Eagle, March For Band: The Invincible Eagle

Title: Looking Upward, Suite For Band

11. Looking Upward, Suite For Band: Mars And Venus

Title: The Washington Post, March For Band

12. The Washington Post, March For Band: The Washington Post March (1980)

13. The Washington Post, March For Band: The Washington Post March (1988)

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Track List: Fennell Conducts Sousa [Hybrid SACD]

1. Sound Off!, March For Band: Sound Off

2. Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine, March For Band: The Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine

3. Saber And Spurs, March For Band: Sabre And Spurs

4. The Picador, March For Band: The Picador

6. The High School Cadets, March For Band: The High School Cadets

7. The Invincible Eagle, March For Band: The Invincible Eagle

8. Bullets And Bayonets, March For Band: Bullets And Bayonets

9. The Liberty Bell, March For Band: The Liberty Bell

10. Riders For The Flag, March For Band: Riders For The Flag

11. Solid Men To The Front!, March For Band: Solid Men To The Front

12. The Gallant Seventh, March For Band: The Gallant Seventh

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Track List: John Philip Sousa: Music For Wind Band, Vol. 3

Title: The Corcoran Cadets, March For Band

1. The Corcoran Cadets, March For Band: The Corcoran Cadets

Title: Semper Fidelis, March For Band

2. Semper Fidelis, March For Band: Semper Fidelis

Title: The Free Lance, Operetta

3. The Free Lance, Operetta: Excerpts

Title: New York Hippodrome, March For Band

4. New York Hippodrome, March For Band: The New York Hippodrome

Title: La Flor De Sevillia, March For Band

5. La Flor De Sevillia, March For Band: La Flor Di Sevilla

Title: El Capitan, Operetta

6. El Capitan, Operetta: Waltzes From 'El Capitan'

Title: A Century Of Progess, March For Band

7. A Century Of Progess, March For Band: A Century Of Progress

Title: The Last Days Of Pompeii, Suite For Band

8. The Last Days Of Pompeii, Suite For Band: In The House Of Burbo And Stratonice

9. The Last Days Of Pompeii, Suite For Band: Nydia

10. The Last Days Of Pompeii, Suite For Band: The Destruction Of Pompeii And Nydia's Death

Title: The White Rose, March For Band

11. The White Rose, March For Band: The White Rose

Title: With Pleasure: Dance Hilarious, Fox-trot For Band

12. With Pleasure: Dance Hilarious, Fox-trot For Band: With Pleasure - Dance Hilarious

Title: The Belle Of Chicago, March For Band

13. The Belle Of Chicago, March For Band: The Belle Of Chicago

Title: The National Game, March For Band

14. The National Game, March For Band: The National Game

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Track List: John Philip Sousa: Music For Wind Band, Vol. 6

Title: Tales Of A Traveler, Suite For Band

1. Tales Of A Traveler, Suite For Band: Easter Monday On The White House Lawn

Title: The Golden Star, March For Band

2. The Golden Star, March For Band: The Golden Star

Title: The Dauntless Battalion, March For Band

3. The Dauntless Battalion, March For Band: The Dauntless Battalion

Title: The Bride Elect, Operetta In 3 Acts

4. The Bride Elect, Operetta In 3 Acts: The Bride Elect

Title: The Federal, March For Band

5. The Federal, March For Band: The Federal March

Title: Three Quotations, Suite For Band

6. Three Quotations, Suite For Band: The King Of France (Three Quotations I)

7. Three Quotations, Suite For Band: I Too, Was Born In Arcadia (Three Quotations II)

8. Three Quotations, Suite For Band: In Darkest Africa (Three Quotations III)

Title: The Liberty Bell, March For Band

9. The Liberty Bell, March For Band: The Liberty Bell

Title: The Gridiron Club, March For Band

10. The Gridiron Club, March For Band: The Gridiron Club

Title: La Reine De La Mer Valses, Waltz For Band

11. La Reine De La Mer Valses, Waltz For Band: Waltzes

Title: The Chariot Race (Ben Hur Chariot Race), Descriptive March For Band

12. The Chariot Race (Ben Hur Chariot Race), Descriptive March For Band: The Chariot Race

Title: The Gladiator, March For Band

13. The Gladiator, March For Band: The Gladiator

Title: New Mexico, March For Band

14. New Mexico, March For Band: New Mexico

Title: The Picador, March For Band

15. The Picador, March For Band: The Picador

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david.oakes6
Fireworks
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danwarnock7
Very poor biography - Sousa was like a rock star in his day, just sayin'. Should be paired with Elgar in England, both writing marches in the same time period.
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spusa band
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There must be more to be said in his biography.
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Isn't it GREAT!
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Many years ago I was in the Louisiana All State Band in the 9th, 10th, & 12th grades. A tradtition at the time was to end our concert for the Louisiana Educators with The Stars & Strips Forever - really got your spirits up when those piccolo and trombone players went to the front and sounded out & we could tell the conductors really enjoyed the performance while playing maybe Sousa's best and hardest to play march. Especially the year Fredrick Fennel was the guest conductor.
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Semper Fidelis!
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A great treatment for the Obama Blues
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When feeling down Sousa will lift you up and energize you.
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Great music to do homework by!
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I am a percussionis t that loves JPS! I was honored to be presented the JPS Award, in high school. It motivated me to hone my skills and have a successful career in music.
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Great rendition by the Uniteds States Marine Corps Band.
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Patriotism personified. . . g r e a t !
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Only in America....S e m p e r Fidelis, USMC!
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So Americanic
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Excellent music should you stop at Pandora and listen to this it,s cool ����☺
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Great music, steers up vigor, patriotism and fellowship !!!
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USA: Hoo-Ahh! USMC: Oorah! Is that correct?
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Semper Fidelis...a great march. Semper Fi!
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Absolutely.. . l o v e the United States MarineCorps Band. Semper Fidelis!
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Great Music
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Fantastic United States Marine Corps Band rendition. Semper Fidelis.
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As a student in band I really love Sousa's lively spin on marches
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My Dad played Sousa all the time---how I miss him and this music brings back so many memories!
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Sousa marches were so fun to play if you were a tuba player.
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Semper Fidelis!
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Even though the Marines like to claim Sousa as their own, during World War I he served as an officer in the US Naval Reserve. Also, Sousa didn't write a bass drum score to his music. However, he did add a special bass drum accent to such songs as The Washington Post and Simper Fidelis. Many scores omit Sousa's bass drum accent.
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It was Sousa marches that lead to the imperialisti c conquest of Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Philippines during the Spanish American War. My favorite Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by Sousa.
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Movie: Stars and Stripes Forever (1952); Clifton Webb Played Sousa.
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Was a movie ever made of Sousa's life?
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I love to listen to Sousa while doing yard work and I feel sad that I did not get the opportunity to play any of his marches.
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I love listening to this while exercising in the morning!
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army 101st infantry 1987-1991 I love Sousa!
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Semper Fidelis!
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What a great station to listen to today- Happy Veteran's Day!
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