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Andrew Druckenbrod
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2003

"Any of the six volumes of Sousa music in the series will give you the American optimism found in his marches and other works. Critic's Pick"

Barry Kilpatrick
American Record Guide, August 2001

"Keith Brion has made a career of championing the music of John Philip Sousa - indeed, of impersonating him... Through study of films and recordings, he imitates Sousa's conducting style and handles the music the way Sousa did...

Here are nine marches and a handful of obscure works. One of the best is 'Colonial Dames Waltz', consisting of one rousing section after another and building to a grand finale...

If he has a good band to work with, count on Keith Brion to put an excellent Sousa recording together. The Royal Artillery Band, formed in 1762, is a very good band..."

"Bottom line: wonderful music, wonderfully presented - and at a bargain price. Naxos' 'American Classics' series deserves to become a classic itself."

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