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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 Imperial Edward Band Sousa's Band 1902-06-17
Composer On the campus Band Sousa's Band [i.e., Victor Band] 1921-04-05
Composer Wedding march Band Sousa's Band [i.e., Pryor's Band] 1918-12-13
Composer The rifle regiment Military band United States Marine Band 1921-04-28
Composer The thunderer march Band Sousa's Band 1902-06-20
Composer Yorktown centennial Band United States Marine Band 1921-09-27
Composer Fairest of the fair Band Sousa's Band [i.e., Victor Band] 1920-11-09
Composer Washington Post march Band Sousa's Band 1904-12-14
Composer King Cotton march Band Arthur Pryor's Band 1905-01-27
Composer El capitan march Band Sousa's Band 1904-12-06