John Philip Sousa  (1854-1933)
Last updated: 05.11.18
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, John Philip Sousa was an American band-conductor and composer of marches ("The Washington Post", "Stars and Stripes Forever", etc.); also of "El Capitán" and other operettas. The story that his name was a fabrication to include the letters USA is itself a fabrication.
The above dictionary entry does little to justice to Sousa's extraordinary career. He was born in Washington, D.C. and in 1867 his father, John António de Sousa, apprenticed his 13-year old son to the United States Marine Corps after foiling a romantic attempt to run away and join a circus. After several years he left the Corps to join a theatrical band. He started conducting and then rejoined to the U.S. Marine Band as its director in 1880. During this time, Sousa also led the marching band of Gonzaga College High School. In 1892 Sousa founded his own band which toured widely, and in 1900 represented the United States at the Paris Exposition before touring Europe. A man of strong opinions, he detested ragtime leaving his trombonist Arthur Willard Pryor to manage this distasteful (for him that was) aspect of popular music. He vehemently spoke against the advance of "talking machines" at a congressional hearing in 1906. Later he could not be persuaded to conduct on the radio, fearing the lack of personal contact with the audience. It was only in 1929 that his objections were overcome before making very successful broadcasts.
An all-rounder, he was also variously an author, a great horseman, trap-shooter and freemason.


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Sousa Marches For Piano Solo (De Luxe Souvenir Edition)
By John Philip Sousa.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1932. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
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book15.gif  John Philip Sousa : American Phenomenon Paul E. Bierley flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Marching Along : Recollections of Men, Women and Music John Philip Sousa flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE1325 El Capitan (1896) - March
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
out-of-print €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1325C El Capitan (1896) - March
A/T/B, approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE1326 The Gallant Seventh (1922) - March
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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DBE1327 The Liberty Bell (1893) - March
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE1328 Semper Fidelis (1888) - March
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
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DBE1329 The Stars and Stripes Forever (1897) - March
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4¼ mins.
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DBE1330 The Washington Post (1889) - March
A+S/A/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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sm15.gif El Capitan (1896) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif El Capitan (1896) A/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Gallant Seventh (1922) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Liberty Bell (1893) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Semper Fidelis (1888) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Stars and Stripes Forever (1897) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Washington Post (1889) A+S/A/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
El Capitan (1896) (D/A/T/B/Perc)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (LMP0126)
Brass Sheet Music
Stars and Stripes Forever (Trombone(Baritone))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 1.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Stars and Stripes Forever (Theme) (Cornet (Trumpet or Baritone))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Ted Mesang Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 1.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
El Capitan (1896) (D/A/T/B/Perc)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (LMP0126)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 136 works by John Philip Sousa (1854-1933). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Moonlight on the Potomac 1872  wvicon.gif
Review March 1873  wvicon.gif
Revival 1876  wvicon.gif
Across the Danube 1877  wvicon.gif
Ah Me! 1877
Deed I Has to Laugh 1877
The Free Lunch Cadets 1877 Words & Music by Sousa
Magic Glass 1877
My Own Geraldine 1877
Only a Dream 1877
Song of the Sea 1877
Esprit Du Corps 1878  wvicon.gif
Love Me Little, Love Me Long 1878  wvicon.gif
Silver Spray Schottische 1878  wvicon.gif
Smick Smack Smuck 1878 Words & Music by Sousa
Home, Sweet Home 1879 Variations wvicon.gif
Medley Quadrille 1879  wvicon.gif
On the Tramp March 1879  wvicon.gif
Love's Beguiling 1880
Nymphalin 1880  wvicon.gif
Oh My! De Sight 1880
Our Flirtation Waltzes 1880  wvicon.gif
Paroles D'amour 1880  wvicon.gif
Under the Eaves 1880  wvicon.gif
Guide Right March 1881  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Pretty Patty Honeywood 1881
A Rare Old Fellow 1881 Barry Cornwall
Star of Light 1882 Bessie Beach  wvicon.gif
Transit of Venus March 1883  wvicon.gif
Sound Off 1885
The Gladiator March 1886  wvicon.gif
The March Past of the Rifle Regiment 1886  wvicon.gif
I Wonder 1888
The March Past of the National Fencibles 1888  wvicon.gif
Semper Fidelis (1888) 1888  wvicon.gif
Sweet Miss Industry 1888 S. Conant Foster
The Crusader March 1889  wvicon.gif
Do We? We Do? 1889
The Picadore March 1889  wvicon.gif
The Thunderer March 1889  wvicon.gif
The Washington Post (1889) 1889
The High School Cadets March 1890  wvicon.gif
The Loyal Legion March 1890  wvicon.gif
The March Past of the Corcoran Cadets 1890  wvicon.gif
Our Flirtation March 1890  wvicon.gif
Reveille 1890 Robert J. Burdette
The Beau Ideal 1892  wvicon.gif
The Belle of Chicago March 1892  wvicon.gif
On Parade March 1892  wvicon.gif
The Liberty Bell (1893) 1893  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Manhattan Beach 1893  wvicon.gif
The Triumph of Time 1893  wvicon.gif
The Directorate 1894  wvicon.gif
Right Left March 1894  wvicon.gif
King Cotton 1895  wvicon.gif
The Loyal Legion 1895
The Chariot Race 1896  wvicon.gif
The Colonial Dames Waltzes 1896  wvicon.gif
El Capitan (1896) 1896  wvicon.gif
The Honored Dead 1896  wvicon.gif
Souvenir March 1896  wvicon.gif
Three Quotations: No.1 1896
A Typical Tune of Zanzibar 1896
The Bride Elect 1897  wvicon.gif
The Stars and Stripes Forever (1897) 1897  wvicon.gif
The Charlatan 1898  wvicon.gif
The Golden Cars 1899
Hands Across the Sea 1899  wvicon.gif
The Man Behind the Gun 1899  wvicon.gif
Right Up on the Firing Line 1899
Snow Baby 1899 Words & Music by Sousa  wvicon.gif
Unchain the Dogs of War 1899
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty 1900  wvicon.gif
Sousa's Sen-Sen March 1900
The Invincible Eagle 1901  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Imperial Edward 1902  wvicon.gif
Military 1902
Venus March 1902  wvicon.gif
Jack Tar 1903  wvicon.gif
The Diplomat 1904  wvicon.gif
The Carrier Pigeon 1906
The Free Lance March 1906  wvicon.gif
Girls Who Have Loved 1906
The Goose Girl's Song 1906
Hair 1906
I Am a Salaried Warrior 1906
Powhatan's Daughter 1906  wvicon.gif
I've Made My Plans For the Summer 1907
The Fairest of the Fair 1908  wvicon.gif
The Glory of the Yankee Navy 1909  wvicon.gif
The Black Man 1910
The Federal March 1911  wvicon.gif
The Gliding Girl 1912  wvicon.gif
With Pleasure 1912  wvicon.gif
The American Girl 1913
The Dinner Pail 1913
In the Dimness of Twilight 1913
When You Change Your Name to Mine 1913
The Lambs' March 1914  wvicon.gif
The New York Hippodrome 1915  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Boots 1916 Rudyard Kipling  wvicon.gif
Boy Scouts of America 1916  wvicon.gif
U.S. Field Artillery March 1917
Wisconsin Forward Forever 1917 Berton Braley  wvicon.gif
In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow 1918  wvicon.gif
The Love That Lives Forever 1918
Lovely Mary Donnelly 1918
Solid Men to the Front! 1918  wvicon.gif
We Are Coming 1918 Edith Willis Linn
Wedding March 1918  wvicon.gif
When the Boys Come Sailing Home! 1918
Bullets and Bayonets 1919  wvicon.gif
Comrades of the Legion 1920  wvicon.gif
Who's Who in Navy Blue 1920  wvicon.gif
Keeping Step With the Union 1921  wvicon.gif
Marquette University March 1921
The Gallant Seventh (1922) 1922  wvicon.gif
March of the Mitten Men 1923
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine March 1923
Sabre and Spurs 1923  wvicon.gif
The Black Horse Troop 1925
Pride of the Wolverines 1926
Sesqui-Centennial Exposition March 1926
Riders For the Flag 1927
Golden Jubilee March 1928
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Volunteers 1928
Daughters of Texas 1929
University of Illinois 1929
Annabel Lee 1931
The Circumnavigators Crab March 1931
The Coquette ?  wvicon.gif
La Reine De La Mer ?  wvicon.gif
The Occidental March ?  wvicon.gif
Presidential Polonaise ?  wvicon.gif
Queen of the Harvest ?  wvicon.gif
Resumption March ?
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg The Black Man 3:50 J.P. Sousa  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Gliding Girl 3:41 J.P. Sousa  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Cotton King March 3:12 J.P. Sousa  Nanyang Elementary School Recorder Orchestra