Let’s continue our series on John Philip Sousa today by digging into one of his most famous pieces, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” There is SO MUCH to discuss about this piece! We’ll learn the story about how and why he wrote the famous march and we’ll also study the structure of a traditional military band march that Sousa left as his legacy.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Free Piano 101 Course

Episode 67: The Life & Music of John Philip Sousa

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Stars and Stripes Forever

SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 68

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with the music discussed in today’s episode along with some other arrangements of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”  Click here to listen to it.

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