The Stars and Stripes Forever

The Stars and Stripes Forever is a patriotic American march widely considered to be the magnum op. of John Philip Sousa. By a 1987 act of the U.S. Congress it is the official national march of the United States of America. It was written in 1896 and greeted with enthusiasm on its first performance. Various sets of lyrics have been written for the piece, including one by Sousa himself, though they haven't been as successful as the instrumental version of the music. The march follows the standard American march form ... more

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