Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893 by Patrick Warfield (review)

Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893 by Patrick Warfield (review) booK reViewS Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854­1893. by Patrick warfield. Champaign: university of illinois Press, 2013. iSbN-13: 978-0-25-203779-5. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 331. $45.00. the available literature, both popular and scholarly, on John Philip Sousa is immense. At its core are three books by Paul e. bierley; a number of wellresearched and wonderfully informative articles by Patrick warfield; and Six Marches, a critical edition edited by warfield and published in the AmS's series music of the united States of America (middleton, wi: A-r editions, 2010). Although the general outlines of Sousa's career as a performer and composer are well known, the details of his early career have been shrouded in vague generalizations taken mostly from Sousa's recollections as they appeared in the popular press. in Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854­1893, Patrick warfield examines legends and myths that have long been taken at face value and probes their validity, drawing upon the many documents he has unearthed. the result is an eye-opening reappraisal of how the young Sousa, through a careful consideration of his potential and some unexpected luck, engineered his nascent career to become Sousa the march King. warfield http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893 by Patrick Warfield (review)

American Music , Volume 32 (4) – Jul 26, 2014

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-illinois-press/making-the-march-king-john-philip-sousa-s-washington-years-1854-1893-ge0jOP5zBi
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Copyright
Copyright © University of Illinois Press
ISSN
1945-2349
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

booK reViewS Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854­1893. by Patrick warfield. Champaign: university of illinois Press, 2013. iSbN-13: 978-0-25-203779-5. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 331. $45.00. the available literature, both popular and scholarly, on John Philip Sousa is immense. At its core are three books by Paul e. bierley; a number of wellresearched and wonderfully informative articles by Patrick warfield; and Six Marches, a critical edition edited by warfield and published in the AmS's series music of the united States of America (middleton, wi: A-r editions, 2010). Although the general outlines of Sousa's career as a performer and composer are well known, the details of his early career have been shrouded in vague generalizations taken mostly from Sousa's recollections as they appeared in the popular press. in Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854­1893, Patrick warfield examines legends and myths that have long been taken at face value and probes their validity, drawing upon the many documents he has unearthed. the result is an eye-opening reappraisal of how the young Sousa, through a careful consideration of his potential and some unexpected luck, engineered his nascent career to become Sousa the march King. warfield

Journal

American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Jul 26, 2014

There are no references for this article.