From 1901, Sousa's Band plays Sousa's own Stars and Stripes Forever March.
|Company||Columbia Phonograph Company|
|Cylinder #||532 G (5-inch "grand" cylinder)|
|Title||Stars and Stripes Forever March|
|Performed by||Sousa's Band|
|Announcement||"The Stars and Stripes Forever March, played by Sousa's Band for the Columbia Phonograph Company."|
Enjoy this early 20th Century performance of Sousa's great march recorded on a Columbia Phonograph Company 5-inch
diameter "grand" wax cylinder (Edison's National Phonograph Company called their 5" records "concert"
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) led the United States Marine Band from 1880-1892, after which he went "pro" forming his own band for touring engagements and to make recordings.
Sousa said the inspiration for the Stars and Stripes Forever
came to him while he was returning to the USA in late
To hear an excerpt
For help playing these sounds, click here.
To hear a banjo version of the Stars and Stripes Forever, see the July 1997 Cylinder of the Month.
To hear a recording by the United States Marine Band from the period when Sousa was its director, see the September 1999 Cylinder of the Month.
To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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