JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 1902 - HFSID 272582
Sale Price $850.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa writes and signs three bars of music.
Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "John Philip. Sousa/1902", 6x9½ ruled sheet. On letterhead of the Narragansett Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, Sousa has drawn three bars of music.In 1902, Sousa published his book, The Fifth String. 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). "The March King", 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 creased with folds, upper horizontal fold nicks the descender of the "J". ¼-inch separations at blank right margin at horizontal folds. Lightly soiled. Fine condition.
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