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8.223874 - SOUSA: On Wings of Lightning

The 'Military March King, John Philip Sousa, became the most famous American composer around the turn of the present century. The son of a member of the United States Marine Band, he was trained as a 'classical' musician, but eventually followed in his father's footsteps. Though he did compose successful operettas and symphonic music, he will be best remembered by his brilliant and dynamic marches, many of which have since been orchestrated.

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