Royal Welch Fusiliers, The (No. 1)

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General Info

Year: 1929
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown


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Program Notes

The Royal Welch Fusiliers marches were composed in memory of the association of U.S. Marines with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusilier in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. The occasion was the thirtieth anniversary of the battle of Tientsin. General Wendelle C. Neville, commandant of the Marine Corps, asked Sousa to composed a march, and the fact that two separate marches were composed was revealed in an exchange of letters between Sousa and Neville. Late in 1929, Sousa composed a medley-march which included World Turned Upside-Down, Hymn of the Marines, Men of Harlech, and God Bless the Prince of Wales. When he asked Neville's opinion, Neville replied that he would prefer an original Sousa composition. So Sousa composed a second march, and this is the one known today.

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


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 68.