Skip to main content

John Philip Sousa (Composer)

Born: 6th November 1854, Washington, D.C., U.S.A

Died: 6th March 1932, Pennsylania, U.S.A

Nationality: American

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as "The March King" or the "American March King", to distinguish him from his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford. Among his best-known marches are "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (National March of the United States of America), "Semper Fidelis" (official march of the United States Marine Corps), "The Liberty Bell", "The Thunderer", and "The Washington Post".

Sousa began his career playing violin and studying music theory and composition under John Esputa and George Felix Benkert. His father enlisted him in the United States Marine Band as an apprentice in 1868.

Popular Works: Sousa

All Works: Sousa

Recent Best Sellers: Sousa

  • John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
    Choral Score TTBB
    Sheet Music: $4.25
  • Sousa Marches For Organ
    ORG
    Sheet Music: $14.50
  • John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
    Choral Score SATB
    Sheet Music: $4.25
  • John Philip Sousa: Famous Sousa Marches ( Trombone 3 )
    Sheet Music: $6.25
  • John Philip Sousa: Famous Sousa Marches ( Bb Clarinet 3 )
    Sheet Music: $6.25
  • John Philip Sousa: Famous Sousa Marches ( Piccolo )
    PICC
    Sheet Music: $6.25
  • Sousa, John Philip: The Washington Post March
    ORG
    Sheet Music: $12.00
  • John Philip Sousa: Washington Post
    Sheet Music: $9.25
  • John Philip Sousa: The U.S. Field Artillery
    Score CBAND
    Sheet Music: Original price ($13.00) Reduced price $9.75
  • John Philip Sousa: The U.S. Field Artillery
    Score And Parts CBAND
    Sheet Music: Original price ($78.75) Reduced price $59.06
  • John Philip Sousa: The Gladiator
    Score CBAND
    Sheet Music: Original price ($11.50) Reduced price $8.62
  • John Philip Sousa: The Gladiator
    Score And Parts CBAND
    Sheet Music: Original price ($67.00) Reduced price $50.25