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Who Was John Philip Sousa?
The legendary John Philip Sousa composed the most famous piece of American music ever written - The Stars and Stripes Forever. This week, we examine Sousa the man, the composer and the promoter. Just who was the man known as "The March King?" And how is it that, almost 150 years after his birth, his music is still such an integral part of the American experience?
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Director, Music Division, Library of Congress, and editor, "Perspectives on John Philip Sousa"
professor of Music, Rider University, and music director, Raritan Valley Symphonic Band
conductor, Virginia Grand Military Band, and musicologist, Library of Congress
Originally Aired: 11/23/2000
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