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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa composer / arranger

date of birth: 06.11.1854
date of death: 06.03.1932

The “March King,” John Philip Sousa, was America’s most successful bandmaster and a universally beloved composer. Born November 6, 1854 in Washington, DC, Sousa studied violin, theory and composition in the DC area. At the age of 13 he was enlisted as an apprentice musician in the U. S. Marine Band, a position he held for some seven years.

After his discharge from the Marine Corps, Sousa remained in Washington for a time, conducting and playing the violin. He toured with several traveling theater orchestras and moved, in 1876, to Philadelphia. While on tour in St. Louis, he received a telegram offering him the leadership of the Marine Band in Washington. He accepted and reported for duty on Oct. 1, 1880, becoming the band’s 17th Leader.

During his twelve years as Director of The Marine Band, Sousa greatly enhanced the reputation of the band through musical excellence, the first tours of the band, and of course with the ever-growing popularity of his military marches. In 1888, he wrote "Semper Fidelis." Dedicated to "the officers and men of the Marine Corps," it is traditionally known as the "official" march of the Marine Corps.

In 1892, Sousa resigned his position with the Marine band to form his own civilian band. Over the next 39 years, this incredible band toured coast to coast annually, made four European tours, and one world tour. Unequalled in success and popularity, the Sousa Band earned a reputation as the finest concert band of its time, and entertained hundreds of thousands through its concert performances.

John Philip Sousa died on March 6, 1932, at Reading, Pa., where he was scheduled to conduct the Ringgold Band. His body was brought to his native Washington to lie in state in the Band Hall at Marine Barracks. Four days later, two companies of Marines and Sailors, the Marine Band, and honorary pall-bearers from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps headed the funeral cortege from the Marine Barracks to Congressional Cemetery.

Perhaps the most significant tribute to Sousa’s influence on American culture, "The Stars and Stripes Forever" was designated as the national march of the United States on Dec. 11, 1987.

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Manhattan Beach - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Story

Manhattan Beach

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Story
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King Cotton - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

King Cotton

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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The High School Cadets - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Harold R. Gore

The High School Cadets

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Harold R. Gore
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Hands across the sea - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

Hands across the sea

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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The Gladiator March - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

The Gladiator March

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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The Fairest of the fair - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

The Fairest of the fair

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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El Capitan - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Story

El Capitan

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Story
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El Capitan - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

El Capitan

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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Army and marine concert march - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore

Army and marine concert march

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Michael Gore
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Washington Post : Marsch für - John Philip Sousa

Washington Post : Marsch für

John Philip Sousa

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Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Gerhard Hafner

Semper Fidelis

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Gerhard Hafner
Konzertmärsche / Concert Marches

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Washington Post March - John Philip Sousa / Arr. John M. Pasternak

Washington Post March

John Philip Sousa / Arr. John M. Pasternak

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The Federal - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Timothy Rhea

The Federal

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Timothy Rhea

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The Last Days Of Pompeii - John Philip Sousa / Arr. R. Mark Rogers

The Last Days Of Pompeii

John Philip Sousa / Arr. R. Mark Rogers

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Washington Post - 6 Posaunen - John Philip Sousa / Arr. Derrick Parker

Washington Post - 6 Posaunen

John Philip Sousa / Arr. Derrick Parker
Märsche / Marches

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Liberty Bell (Arr.Lawson) Harp Orchestral Part - John Philip Sousa
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