Sousa, John Philip

1930 neatly mounted card signed by “The March King”

Price: $195.00

Description:
(1854-1932) “The March King”, composer-conductor noted for Americanmilitary marches and operettas. Son of a Marine Band trombonist, apprenticed to the Marine band for 7 years at 13. Learned to conduct with a theatrical orchestra, returned to Marine Band as its head 1880-92, after which organized his own band and toured extensively. Wrote over 100 marches, inc. “Semper Fidelis” 1888, “The Washington Post March” 1889, “The Liberty Bell” (credits theme used in “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”) 1893, “King Cotton” 1892, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” (America’s official national march) 1896, “El Capitan” 1896, “Hands Across the Sea” 1899, etc. The sousaphone, a marching brass bass, is named for him. His operettas include “El Capitan” (his best known operetta) 1895 and “The Free Lance” 1905, amongst others. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 heavy paper sheet with Sousa's name neatly inked at top, nicely trimmed portrait mounted to middle of sheet, 2 x 3 1/2 card adding year 1930 mounted below portrait.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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