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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), despite his reputation as "The March King" (an epithet that made him bristle), was a versatile and prolific composer of many musical genres, including comic operas, of which he composed many. But it was great number and consistent quality of his marches that earned him lasting fame. As a melodist Sousa was unparalleled, and his multi-themed marches never fail to delight the ear with their catchy, singable, and often surprising melodies. Sousa, although not fond of the phonograph or recording, did allow the use of his name and participation of his musicians in the making of records. His lengthy association with the Victor Company began in 1901. Sousa's Band also made recordings for the Columbia, Edison, and Berliner labels, but Sousa very rarely conducted his ensemble during those sessions.

The following recordings featuring John Philip Sousa are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Composer Washington Post march Band Victor Military Band 1913-02-04
Composer The dwellers of the western world Concert band Sousa's Band 1910-12-20
Composer The federal march Band Sousa's Band 1910-12-20
Composer The lily belles Band Sousa's Band 1902-06-21
Composer The Lambs' march Band Sousa's Band 1915-11-09
Composer The thunderer march Band Victor Military Band 1916-02-08
Composer Stars and stripes forever Marimba band Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala 1916-04-26
Composer The man behind the gun Band Sousa's Band 1902-06-21
Composer High school cadets march Band Victor Military Band 1911-09-27
Composer Semper fidelis march Band Victor Military Band 1911-09-27