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The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa (Music in American Life)

Paul E. Bierley

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ISBN 10: 0252077814 / ISBN 13: 9780252077814
Published by University of Illinois Press, 2010
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Title: The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa (...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

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John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is an American icon. Most famous for his military marches, the composer-bandmaster led a disciplined group of devoted musicians on numerous American tours and around the world, shaping a new cultural landscape. Paul E. Bierley documents every aspect of the "March King's" band: its history, its star performers, its appearances on recordings and radio, and the problems they faced on their 1911 trip around the world. Enhanced by more than 120 images and photographs, The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa also contains six statistical appendixes detailing where the band played, a complete list of musicians, instrumentation of the band, program listings, and a discography

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The complete history of America’s concert band marvel

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is an American icon. Most famous for his military marches, the composer bandmaster led a disciplined group of devoted musicians on numerous American tours and around the world, shaping a new cultural landscape.

Paul Bierley has spent forty years documenting every aspect of the “March King’s” band: its history, its star performers, its appearances on recordings and radio, and the problems they faced on their 1911 trip around the world. Enhanced by more than 120 images and photographs, The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa also contains six statistical appendixes detailing where the band played, what it played, a complete list of musicians, instrumentation of the band, program listings, and a discography.

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