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Congress Hall

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


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General Info

Year: 1882
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Coleman
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Errata

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Program Notes

Congress Hall is the name of a historic inn in Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May was and is today a popular East Coast resort area, and in 1882 the U.S. Marine Band made its first appearance here under Sousa's direction. The band had created little interest outside Washington until Sousa assumed leadership in 1880. News of its surprising excellence spread, and it was invited to play this engagement at Cape May from August 20 to 26, 1882. Sousa returned the compliment by composing this march and dedicating it to the proprietors of the inn, H.J. and G.R. Crump.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 39.
  • Sousa, J. (1901). Congress Hall March [score]. Harry Coleman: [s.l.].