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Biography of John Philip Sousa, 1854 - 1932, American composer, bandmaster, arranger and writer known as "The March King". He composed 136 marches including "The Stars and Stripes Forever" - the national march of America.

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John Philip Sousa ~Composer Study Lesson Ideas

John Philip Sousa


John Philip Sousa: American bandmaster and composer John Philip Sousa did more than anyone to elevate the status of the military wind band. Sousa's boyhood coincided with the American Civil War. The sounds of military bands were constantly in the air. His first musical training was on the violin, and his father instructed him on several wind instruments.

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John Philip Sousa: American Phenomenon (Hardcover Book)

John Philip Sousa: American Phenomenon (Hardcover Book)By Paul E. BierleyThe most well-respected biography of John Philip Sousa, John Philip Sousa: American Phe

John Philip Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever; Orgel: Cameron Carpenter (; Trinity Church Wall Street (; 05. Juli 2007