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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... b o o K r e View S Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893. b y Patrick w are fi ld. Champaign: u niversity of illinois Press, 2013. iSb N- 13: 978- 0- 25- 203779- 5. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 331. $45.00. t he 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 well- researched and wonderfully informative articles by Patrick w arfield; and Six Marches, a critical edition edited by w arfield and published in the Am S’s series music of the u nited States of America (middleton, wi : A- r e ditions, 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, 1854–1893, Patrick warfield exami nes legends and myths that have long been taken at face value and probes their validity, drawing upon the many documents he has unearthed. t he result is an eye-opening 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, 2015

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University of Illinois Press
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b o o K r e View S Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893. b y Patrick w are fi ld. Champaign: u niversity of illinois Press, 2013. iSb N- 13: 978- 0- 25- 203779- 5. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 331. $45.00. t he 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 well- researched and wonderfully informative articles by Patrick w arfield; and Six Marches, a critical edition edited by w arfield and published in the Am S’s series music of the u nited States of America (middleton, wi : A- r e ditions, 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, 1854–1893, Patrick warfield exami nes legends and myths that have long been taken at face value and probes their validity, drawing upon the many documents he has unearthed. t he result is an eye-opening

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Published: Jul 26, 2015

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