JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPH 1896 - HFSID 52269
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa signs a piece of paper in black ink. Signature: "John Philip Sousa/'96", 3¾x3. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1-inch in diameter, affixed at lower margin.
Sale Price $270.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa signs a piece of paper in black ink.
Signature: "John Philip Sousa/'96", 3¾x3. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1-inch in diameter, affixed at lower margin. Signed the year Sousa penned one of his most widely performed operettas, El Capitan, and the year before "The March King" composed his "Semper Fidelis" march. Appointed leader of the U.S. Marine Band in 1880, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) resigned 12 years later to form his own band. Sousa's Band achieved great popularity on its tours of the U.S. and Europe, largely due to the rousing marches Sousa had composed, including "Semper Fidelis" (1897), "Washington Post March" (1889) and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1897). Sousa, who also composed 11 comic operas and two symphonic poems, also invented the sousaphone and wrote books. His autobiography, Marching Along, was published in 1928. Lightly soiled. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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