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  • Biography and Articles about "The March King", John Phillip Sousa -- The March King: John Philip Sousa

    Read more about the life and times of John Phillip Sousa including a biography, and several editorials.

    • Date: 1854
  • Alessandro Liberati Collection

    Alessandro Liberati (1847-1927) was a major figure in band music from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Although John Philip Sousa would later eclipse him in fame, he held Liberati in high regard. This collection, acquired in 1991, complements the Sousa Collection and the Francis Maria Scala Collection, also held by the Music Division. Materials include music (song and march manuscripts, sheet ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Related Resources -- The March King: John Philip Sousa

    For additional Sousa resources on the Library of Congress Web site, go to the home page ( and enter the phrase, "John Philip Sousa." The following has been copied with permission from: Bierley, Paul Edmund. The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Books ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. 4th ed. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of ...

  • The March King: John Philip Sousa

    Painting of Sousa during US Marine Band era, [n.d.]. Performing Arts Reading Room. An online presentation of selected music manuscripts, photographs, printed music, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, copies of programs and press clippings, and more from the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress. About the John Philip Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress John Philip Sousa began donating his music ...

    • Date: 1854
  • John Philip Sousa Timeline -- The March King: John Philip Sousa

    1854 John Philip Sousa born on November 6 Father: John Antonio Sousa (1824-1892) Mother:Marie Elisabeth (Trinkaus) Sousa (1826-1908) 1861 Begins music and violin studies with John Esputa 1868 Enlists as an "apprentice" in the U.S. Marine Band on June 9 1871 Honorably discharged from the Marines on December 31 1872 Begins second enlistment in the Marines on July 8 1873 Copyrights early compositions, "The ...

    • Date: 1854
  • The Transit of Venus March

    In June of 2004, the Library of Congress joined with NASA in celebrating this rare celestial event (the silhouette of the planet Venus again crossing the face of the Sun) by providing access to the score and band parts of John Philip Sousa's "Transit of Venus March." In addition to this music, which can be printed directly from this Web site, a recording, sheet ...

  • John Philip Sousa Collection

    A comprehensive archive of materials related to "The March King," John Philip Sousa. The first materials were donated by Sousa at the request of Oscar Sonneck, and members of Sousa's family have continued to make additions to the collection. collection | 105 ft. | 100 boxes | Music Manuscripts, Photographs, Literary Manuscripts, Business Papers (Contents). Yes, Microfilm #'s 3032 and 3378 (Microfilm Available). John ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Carrie Jacobs-Bond Collection, circa 1896-circa 1944

    The Carrie Jacobs Bond Collection consists of music manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other materials relating to the personal and professional life of American sentimental song composer Carrie Jacobs Bond (1862-1946). Mrs. Bond is known primarily as a composer of popular sentimental songs such as I Love You Truly (1901) and God Remembers When the World Forgets (1913), however she was also a prolific writer ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material