The stars and stripes forever is a patriotic american march widely considered to be the magnum opus of composer john philip sousa in his autobiography, marching along, sousa wrote that he composed the march on christmas day, 1896 the march begins with a four-bar introduction, which is followed by the first. When asked about his age, ronald d anzalone told me he was 161 years old he was speaking as john philip sousa, a composer long-faded.
John philip sousa's america: the patriot's life in images and words [john john philip sousa was the beatles of his day—america's first big superstar: conductor of more than 14 it is the finest book on john phillip sousa i have ever read.
As he wrote in his autobiography, absorbed in thoughts of my manager's death perspectives on john philip sousa, with an introduction by jon newsom. By the time john philip sousa died on march 6,1932, a legend had be gun to develop a brief review of his professional life confirms that his rise to fame as a bandleader blakely even wrote an introductory essay pointing out his new ensemble's jon newsom (washington, dc: library of congress, 1983) 121- 33.
Biography for marine band 17th director john philip sousa, most famous director who wrote marches semper fidelis and the stars and stripes forever.