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Who Was John Philip Sousa?
Aired 7/3/2003

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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  Jon Newsom
    Director, Music Division, Library of Congress, and editor, "Perspectives on John Philip Sousa"
  Jerry Rife
    professor of Music, Rider University, and music director, Raritan Valley Symphonic Band
  Loras Schissel
    conductor, Virginia Grand Military Band, and musicologist, Library of Congress

Originally Aired: 11/23/2000

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