Sousa, John Philip
An American bandmaster and composer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Called the “March King,” he wrote marches such as “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Semper Fidelis,” and “The Washington Post.”
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The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”While the first verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.
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