John Philip Sousa
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1854-11-06
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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa Biography (Wikipedia)

John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is known as "The March King", or the "American March King" due to his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford also being known by the former nickname. Among his best-known marches are "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (National March of the United States of America), "Semper Fidelis" (Official March of the United States Marine Corps), "The Liberty Bell", "The Thunderer" and "The Washington Post".

Sousa's father was of Portuguese and Spanish descent, his mother of Hessian ancestry. Sousa began his career playing violin and studying music theory and composition under John Esputa and George Felix Benkert. His father enlisted him in the United States Marine Band as an apprentice in 1868. After departing the band in 1875, Sousa learned to conduct. From 1880 until his death, he focused exclusively on conducting and the writing of music. He eventually rejoined the Marine Band and served there for 12 years as director. On leaving the Marine Band, Sousa organized his own band. He toured Europe and Australia and developed the sousaphone, a large brass instrument similar to the tuba. On the outbreak of World War I, Sousa was commissioned as a lieutenant and led the Naval Reserve Band in Illinois. Following his tenure, he returned to conduct the Sousa Band until his death in 1932. In the 1920s he was promoted to lieutenant commander in the naval reserve, but never saw active service again.

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John Philip Sousa Performances

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Washington Post
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Washington Post
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Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
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Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
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The Liberty Bell
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The Liberty Bell
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The Liberty bell - march
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The Liberty bell - march
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Our Flirtation
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Our Flirtation
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The Stars and Stripes forever
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The Stars and Stripes forever
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The Diplomat 
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The Diplomat 
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Solid Men to the Front 
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Solid Men to the Front 
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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The Liberty Bell
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The Liberty Bell
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The Gridiron Club
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The Gridiron Club
Ulster Orchestra
Liberty Bell (Monthy Python' Theme)
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Liberty Bell (Monthy Python' Theme)
Kongelige norske marines musikkorps
When the boys Come Sailing Home!
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When the boys Come Sailing Home!
Frederick Fennell (conductor), John Philip Sousa & Eastman Wind Ensemble
Sabre and Spurs
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Sabre and Spurs
Keith Brion (conductor), John Philip Sousa & The Royal Artillery Band
The Chariot Race
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The Chariot Race
United States Marine band & John Philip Sousa
The Stars and Stripes Forever
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
Eastman Wind Ensemble
New Mexico (feat. Frederick Fennell)
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New Mexico (feat. Frederick Fennell)
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Semper Fidelis
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Semper Fidelis
Vladimir Horowitz
The Stars and Stripes Forever (transcribed for piano by Horowitz)
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The Stars and Stripes Forever (transcribed for piano by Horowitz)
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Stars and Stripes Forever (arr. Stokowski)
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Stars and Stripes Forever (arr. Stokowski)
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The Liberty bell - march
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The Liberty bell - march
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Hands across the sea
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Hands across the sea
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Stars and Stripes Forever (feat. Erich Kunzel)
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Stars and Stripes Forever (feat. Erich Kunzel)
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Semper Fidelis (motto of the city of Exeter)
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Semper Fidelis (motto of the city of Exeter)
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'People Who Live in Glass Houses' suite: iv) Convention of the Cordials, Wines, Whiskies a
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'People Who Live in Glass Houses' suite: iv) Convention of the Cordials, Wines, Whiskies a
Playlists featuring John Philip Sousa
Sound of Song
Sound of Song

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