In episodes past, we’ve learned about composers who’ve earned titles such as the King of Ragtime (Scott Joplin) or Father of the Symphony (Franz Joseph Haydn). Today we’re going to learn about the March King as we kick off a new composer series about American composer John Philip Sousa.

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever – “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

SOUSA Our Flirtation (1880) – “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

SOUSA Semper Fidelis – “The President’s Own” US Marine Band

SOUSA Hands Across the Sea (1899) – “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 67

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with the music discussed in today’s episode along with some other arrangements of pieces of ohn Philip Sousa’s music. Click here to listen to it.

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