John Philip Sousa: American Phenomenon

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Alfred Music Publishing, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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The most well-respected biography of John Philip Sousa, John Philip Sousa: American Phenomenon explores his life and work and traces his effects on the role of cultural arts in the United States. Sousa was a true musical genius who dedicated his life to raising the level of his country's music appreciation and improving its image abroad. This new edition retains all the wonderful images and information about the composer and conductor who had so much influence on musical tastes in our country. This text makes a great addition to any library, especially for Sousa fans and music educators, and is a must for every band director preparing Sousa scores for rehearsal. A reprint with additions, 270 pages.
  

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For many years Sousa was the director of the US Marine Corps band and wrote many popular marchs. This is the story of his life. Read full review

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Contents

MINOR COMPOSER IN A MAJOR ROLE
1
BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
23
John Philip Sousa Doctor of Music 1923
84
Sousas tombstone Congressional Cemetery
97
THE GENTLE MAN
99
Sousa on his favorite horse Patrician Charley
111
SOUSAS PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC
119
Signature on musical manuscript 1892
126
THE INCREDIBLE SOUSA BAND
151
Sousa Band tour schedule 19131914 156157
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Outdoor concert at Willow Grove Park
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MARCHING ON
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The Works of John Philip Sousa
233
The Family of John Philip Sousa
241
The Residences of John Philip Sousa
247
Index
257

Typical Sousa Band concert program
141

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About the author (2001)

Paul Bierley is the world's leading Sousa authority. He is the author of The Works of John Philip Sousa, John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon, and other books on Sousa and band music.

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