John Philip Sousa, 1897.
Stars and Stripes Forever.
John Philip Sousa, the king of the American March, is most known for this premiere work. Forever popular, it is the official march of the United States and is a staple of July 4th celebrations. In fact if you hear a fireworks concert, you just might here it today!
Selected recordings recommended for purchasing:
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Stars and Stripes forever and other Sousa Marches) available here.
Artwork: Emanuel Leutze // Washington Crossing the Delaware.