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John Philip Sousa was born in USA in 1854. This composer belonged to the Modern (Serious) period, and died in 1932. Sousa

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and bandmaster who was famous for his marches. For 12 years he was the leader of the United States Marine Band. He then went on to form his own band, with which he toured the world. Although he wrote a few  compositions in other genres, including a symphonic poem, they are now forgotten, whereas he was crowned "The March King", so stirring were his compositions in that format.

For many of his marches, Sousa chose 6/8 time. One famous example is Washington Post, another is The Liberty Bell, featured here on Musical Discovery.

Works written by Sousa      
Audio is available for 1 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Liberty Bell MarchMarchMilitary Band 
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