JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 1905 - HFSID 272581
Sale Price $850.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa signs and pens four bars of music from The Diplomat.
Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "John Philip Sousa/1905", 4¾x2, affixed to cardboard of same size. Sousa has drawn four bars of music, titling them: "'The Diplomat'". Sousa composed The Diplomat in 1904. In 1905, he wrote his operetta, The Free-Lance. 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. Slightly soiled, touching music (completely legible). Light show through of mounting glue at lower right blank margin. Fine condition.
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