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JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 05/1897 - HFSID 5214

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa pens and signs three bars of music from his 1896 comic opera El Capitan. Autograph Musical Quote signed: "John Philip Sousa/[musical quote]/May '97", 1p, 5½x2½. Three bars from his 1896 comic opera El Capitan.

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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa pens and signs three bars of music from his 1896 comic opera El Capitan.
Autograph Musical Quote signed: "John Philip Sousa/[musical quote]/May '97", 1p, 5½x2½. Three bars from his 1896 comic opera El Capitan.John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is known chiefly for writing over 100 marches, including such classics as The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post, earning him the title of "The March King". Sousa, who had studied violin and trombone during his childhood, joined the U.S. Marine Band at age 13, playing with the group from 1867-1872. After later playing in popular orchestras, he returned in 1880 as director of the Marine Band, which is called the "President's Own". In addition to his many musical compositions, Sousa wrote five books, including three novels and an autobiography. Lightly foxed and soiled. Lighter tone around outside edges. Mounting adhesive remnants on verso show through slightly near edges. Nail head sized hole in upper left touches top of "h" in "John". Overall, fine condition.

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