John Philip Sousa

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John Philip Sousa, remembered as the "March King", showed his love of his country by writing some of the most original and patriotic music ever.

A simple biography of the famous band leader and composer who was known as the March King.

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John Philip Sousa, remembered as the "March King", showed his love of his country by writing some of the most original and patriotic music ever.

A simple biography of the famous band leader and composer who was known as the March King.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
"Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers" is the name of the series that includes profiles of The Beatles, Aaron Copland, Peter Tchaikovsky, George Handel, and many others. This new entry about John Philip Sousa is a good one. With a light hand, author Venezia introduces readers to a man and his love of music. With cartoons, black and white photographs, and tinted paper, the profile of Mr. Sousa's life, music, and career comes to life. Older readers may want more information and an index to help them access it. But this is a fine introduction and an entertainingly written one at that.
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