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John Philip Sousa:

John Philip Sousa was the Director of the United  States Marine Band for twelve years from 1880  till 1892.  This  was the band which was  identified as the Presidents Band  by the second  President of the United States and played an  important part in the musical life of Washington  DC. He had served his apprenticeship as a  bandsman alongside his father in this band,  leaving to study music and composition before  returning to lead it. The band played at White  House events such as inaugurations, balls and  other musical entertainments. From 1893 Sousa  formed and led a civilian band which traveled  the world giving concerts and other  performances until 1931. His marching music responds well to my  percussion based treatment but there is also  one dance included in this set of recordings the  Presidential Polonaise.  This was composed as  a replacement to Hail to the Chief for indoors  Presidential entrances but after a brief period  on use was dropped. Semper Fidelis was  composed at the same time for outdoor  Presidential entrances but here too Hail to the  Chief won out. 
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John Philip Sousa:

John Philip Sousa was the Director of the United States Marine Band for twelve years from 1880 till 1892.  This  was the band which was identified as the Presidents Band  by the second President of the United States and played an important part in the musical life of Washington DC. He had served his apprenticeship as a bandsman alongside his father in this band, leaving to study music and composition before returning to lead it. The band played at White House events such as inaugurations, balls and other musical entertainments. From 1893 Sousa formed and led a civilian band which traveled the world giving concerts and other performances until 1931. His marching music responds well to my percussion based treatment but there is also one dance included in this set of recordings the Presidential Polonaise.  This was composed as a replacement to Hail to the Chief for indoors Presidential entrances but after a brief period on use was dropped. Semper Fidelis was composed at the same time for outdoor Presidential entrances but here too Hail to the Chief won out. America First March Ancient & Honourable Artillery Company March Beau Ideal March Belle of Chicago March Bicentennial March Black Horse Troop March Bullets & Bayonets March Crusader March Diplomat March El Capitan March Fairest of the Fair March Gladiator March Hands Across the Sea March High School Cadets March Imperial Edward March Invincible Eagle March King Cotton March Liberty Bell March (The Monty Python Theme Tune) New Mexico March New York March Occidental March Stars and Stripes Forever The Cocoran Cadets March The Coquette Characteristic Dance The Daughters of Texas March The Glory of the Yankee Navy March
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Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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