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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


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General Info

Year: 1918 /
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Harold Gore Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Sousa composed this march at the request of Joseph W. Gannon, Division of Associated Flag chairman of the Fourth Liberty Loan drive of World War I. Gannon asked Sousa to incorporate national airs of the twenty-one nations at war with Germany, but Sousa thought this impractical an decided upon five. The countries represented were Belgium, Italy, France, Great Britain and America, in that order. In a letter to Gannon dated August 25, 1918, Sousa suggested that the march be royalty free. This would have made little difference, because it was written just at the war's end and consequently sold very few copies.

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


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Concord, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 15 June 2016


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. 44.