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Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Sousa.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bierley, Paul E. John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon. Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1973; subsequent printings by Prentice Hall and Integrity Press, 1984.

· Bierley, Paul E. The Works of John Philip Sousa. Integrity Press, 1984.

· Heslip, Malcolm. Nostalgic Happenings in the Three Bands of John Philip Sousa. Malcolm Heslip, 1982.

· Newsom, Jon (ed. and "Introduction"). Perspectives on John Philip Sousa. Library of Congress, 1983. Includes the following articles: Margaret L. Brown, "David Blakely, Manager of the Sousa Band"; Frederick Fennell, "The Sousa March: A Personal View"; Neil Harris, "John Philip Sousa and the Culture of Reassurance"; Pauline Norton, "Nineteenth-Century American March Music and John Philip Sousa"; William Schuman, "Semper Fidelis"; James R. Smart, "Genesis of a March, The Stars and Stripes Forever"; John Philip Sousa III, "A Few Observations and Memories."

· Smart, James R. The Sousa Band: A Discography. U.S. Library of Congress, 1970.

· Sousa, John Philip. Marching Along (autobiography). Hale, Cushman and Flint, 1928. Revised edition by Paul E. Bierley, Integrity Press, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

-- BOOKS --

· Berger, Kenneth. The March King and His Band. Exposition Press, 1957.

· Delaplaine, Edward S. John Philip Sousa and the National Anthem. Great Southern Press, 1983.

· Lingg, Ann M. John Philip Sousa. Henry Holt, 1954.

· Schwartz, Harry W. Bands of America. Garden City, Doubleday, 1957.

· Sousa, John Philip. The Fifth String. Bowen Merrill, 1902.

· Sousa, John Philip. National, Patriotic and Typical Airs of All Lands. Harry Coleman, 1890.

· Sousa, John Philip. Pipetown Sandy. Bobbs Merrill, 1905.

· Sousa, John Philip. Through the Year with Sousa. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1910.

· Sousa, John Philip. The Transit of Venus. Small, Maynard, 1920.

· Sousa, John Philip. The Trumpet and Drum. Unknown Publisher, 1886.

· Sousa, John Philip. The Stars and Stripes Forever Facsimile; Jon Newsom, "Introduction"; Frederick Fennell, "Forward"; James R. Smart, "Genesis of a March, The Stars and Stripes Forever." U.S. Library of Congress, 1997.


· "If You Knew Sousa," Tom Spain for The American Experience, 1992.

· "Stars and Stripes Forever," 1952.

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