List of compositions by John Philip Sousa

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This is a list of compositions by John Philip Sousa.

Musical works[edit]

1860s[edit]

  • "Mallie" (song, 186?)
Words by J. W. Heysinger
  • "My Sweet Sweetheart" (song, 186?)
Words by Jack Nilpon
  • "Sea Nymph" (song, 186?)
Words by B. P. Wilmot
  • [corrupted entry] (song, 186?)
Words by James Adams
  • "Fall Tenderly, Roses" (song, 186?)
Words by John Philip Sousa
  • "An Album Leaf" (piece for violin, 1863)

1870s[edit]

  • Moonlight on the Potomac (1872) - Waltzes
  • Cuckoo (1873) - Galop
  • Day And Night. Words by Emma M. Swallow (1873) - Song
  • Review (1873) - March
  • Salutation (1873) - March
  • Wilt Thou Be True. Poem by E. Cook (1873) - Song
  • O, My Country. Words by B. Lowlaws (1874) - Song
  • Te Deum In Bb. Words by John Philip Sousa (1874) - Hymn
  • Words by Emma M. Swallow (1874) - Song
  • The Phoenix (1875) - Vocal piece
  • The Phoenix March (1875)
  • On Wings of LIghtning (1876) - Galop
  • Ah, Me! Poem by Emma M. Swallow (1876) - Song
  • Matt Morgan's Living Pictures (1876) - Vocal piece
  • Only A Dream. Words by Mary A. Denison (1876) - Song
  • Only Thee. Poem by Charles Swain (1876) - Song
  • Revival March (1876) - March
  • The Honored Dead (1876) - March
  • The Song Of The Sea. Words by Emma M. Swallow (1876) - Song
  • Myrrha (1877) - Gavotte
  • 'Deed I Has To Laugh. Words by John Philip Sousa (1877) - Song
  • Across The Danube (1877) - March
  • Hoping. Poem by Jefferson H. Nones (1877) - Song
  • Lonely. Poem by Jefferson H. Nones (1877) - Song
  • Love Me Little, Love Me Long. Words by John Philip Sousa (1877) - Song
  • Rivals (1877) - Overture
  • The Free Lunch Cadets. Words by John Philip Sousa (1877) - Song
  • The Magic Glass. Poem by Charles Swain (1877) - Song
  • Esprit De Corps (1878) - March
  • Silver Spray (1878) - Schottische
  • Mavourneen Asthore. Words by Albert S. Nones (1878) - Song
  • Smick, Smack, Smuck. Words by John Philip Sousa (1878) - Song
  • Globe And Eagle (1879) - March
  • Katherine (1879) - Operetta
  • La Reine d'Amour (1879) - Piece for cornet
  • On The Tramp (1879) - March
  • Resumption March (1879) - March

1880s[edit]

  • Nymphalin (1880) - Piece for violin
  • Our Flirtation (1880) - March
  • Our Flirtations (1880) - Vocal piece
  • Recognition March (1880 or before)
  • When He Is Near. Words by Mary A. Denison (1880) - Song
  • A Rare Old Fellow. Poem by Barry Cornwall (1881) - Song
  • Florine (1881) - Operetta
  • Guide Right (1881) - March
  • In Memoriam: Garfield's Funeral March (1881) - March
  • President Garfield's Inauguration March (1881) - March
  • Pretty Patty Honeywood. Poem by Cuthbert Bede (1881) - Song
  • Right Forward (1881) - March
  • Yorktown Centennial (1881) - March
  • Congress Hall (1882) - March
  • Star Of Light. Poem by Bessie Beach (1882) - Song
  • The Smugglers (1882) - Operetta
  • Bonnie Annie Laurie (1883) - March
  • Mother Goose (1883) - March
  • Pet Of The Petticoats (1883) - March
  • Right-Left (1883) - March
  • Transit Of Venus (1883) - March
  • Four Marches For Regimental Drums And Trumpets (1884) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • The White Plume (1884) - March
  • We'll Follow Where The White Plume Waves. Words by Edward M. Taber (1884) - Song
  • Belle Mahone (1885) - Piece for saxophone
  • Mikado March (1885) - March arrangement from music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Mother Hubbard March (1885) - March
  • Sound Off (1885) - March
  • Tally-Ho! Poem by Joaquin Miller (1885) - Song
  • The Queen Of Hearts (1885) - Operetta
  • Triumph Of Time (1885) - March
  • Presidential Polonaise (1886) - President Chester A. Arthur requested this as a replacement for Hail to the Chief, but he died before it was performed.[1]
  • Funeral March (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Gallant And Gay We'll March Away (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Good Bye, Sweet Nannie Magee (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Hannah, My True Love (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Here's To Your Health, Sir! (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Hurrah! We Are Almost There (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • La Reine de la Mer (1886) - Valses
  • Tally-Ho! (1886) - Overture
  • The Gladiator (1886) - March
  • The Rifle Regiment (1886) - March
  • Vautour: Sans Souci (1886) - Overture
  • Waltz (1886) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • My Own, My Geraldine. Poem by Francis C. Long (1887) - Song
  • O, Ye Lillies White. Poem by Francis C. Long (1887) - Song
  • Sweet Miss Industry. Poem by S. Conant Foster (1887) - Song
  • The Occidental (1887) - March
  • The Window Blind. Words by Edward M. Taber (1887) - Song
  • The Coquette (1887) - Characteristic Dance
  • Ben Bolt (1888) - March
  • I Wonder. Words by Edward M. Taber (1888) - Song
  • National Fencibles (1888) - March
  • Semper Fidelis (1888) - March
  • The Crusader (1888) - March
  • The Wolf (1888) - Operetta
  • The Bride Elect: The Wolf (1888–97) - Operetta
  • Queen of the Harvest (1889) - Quadrille
  • Do We? We Do. Words by John Philip Sousa (1889) - Song
  • Love That Comes When May-Roses Blow. Words by John Philip Sousa (1889) - Song
  • O'Reilly's Kettledrum. Words by Edward M. Taber (1889) - Song
  • The Picadore (1889) - March
  • The Quilting Party March (1889) - March
  • The Thunderer (1889) - March
  • The Washington Post (1889) - March
  • There's Something Mysterious. Words by Hunter MacCulloch (1889) - Song
  • 2:15. Words by Edward M. Taber (1889) - Song

1890s[edit]

  • Corcoran Cadets (1890) - March
  • Nail The Flag To The Mast. Poem by William Russell Frisbie (1890) - Song
  • Reveille. Poem by Robert J. Burdette (1890) - Song
  • The Chariot Race (1890) - Tone Poem
  • High School Cadets (1890) - March
  • The Loyal Legion (1890) - March
  • You'll Miss Lots Of Fun When You're Married. Words by Edward M. Taber (1890) - Song
  • Sheridan's Ride (1891) - Tone Poem
  • The Wolverine March (1891) - March
  • Homeward Bound (1891 or 1892) - March
  • March Of The Royal Trumpets (1892) - March
  • On Parade: The Lion Tamer (1892) - March
  • The Belle Of Chicago (1892) - March
  • The Triton (1892) - March
  • Désirée (1893) - Operetta
  • Manhattan Beach (1893) - March
  • The Beau Ideal (1893) - March
  • The Devil's Deputy (1893) - Operetta
  • The Last Days Of Pompeii (1893) - Suite
    • 1. "In The House Of Burbo And Stratonice"
    • 2. "Nydia, The Blind Girl"
    • 3. "The Destruction Of Pompeii And Nydia's Death"
  • Liberty Bell (1893) - March
  • Stuffed Stork. Words by John Philip Sousa (1894) - Song
  • The Directorate (1894) - March
  • El Capitan (1895) - Operetta
  • King Cotton (1895) - March
  • Three Quotations (1895) - Suite
    • 1. "The King Of France With Twenty-Thousand Men Marched Up The Hill And Then Down Again."
    • 2. "I, Too, Was Born In Arcadia"
    • 3. "In Darkest Africa"
  • El Capitan (1896) - March
  • Stars And Stripes Forever (1896) - March
  • The Colonial Dames (1896) - Waltzes
  • With Steady Step (1896) - Piece for trumpets and drums
  • Maid Of The Meadow. Words by John Philip Sousa (1897) - Song
  • The Bride Elect (1897) - March
  • The Charlatan (1898) - March
  • The Charlatan: The Mystical Miss (1898) - Operetta
  • The Trooping Of The Colors (1898) - Pageant
  • Chris And The Wonderful Lamp (1899) - Operetta
  • Hands Across The Sea (1899) - March
  • O, Why Should The Spirit Of Mortal Be Proud? Poem by William Knox (1899) - Hymn
  • The Man Behind The Gun (1899) - March

1900s[edit]

  • Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty (1900) - March
  • It's A Thing We Are Apt To Forget. Words by John Philip Sousa (1900 or after) - Song
  • The Invincible Eagle (1901) - March
  • The Pride Of Pittsburgh: Homage To Pittsburgh (1901) - March
  • The Summer Girl (1901) - Concert piece
  • Imperial Edward (1902) - March
  • Looking Upward (1902) - Suite
    • 1. "By The Light Of The Polar Star"
    • 2. "Beneath The Southern Cross"
    • 3. "Mars And Venus"
  • The Messiah Of Nations. Poem by James Whitcomb Riley (1902) - Hymn
  • Jack Tar (1903) - March
  • At The King's Court (1904) - Suite
    • 1. "Her Ladyship, The Countess"
    • 2. "Her Grace, The Duchess"
    • 3. "Her Majesty, The Queen"
  • The Diplomat (1904) - March
  • The Free Lance (1905) - Operetta
  • The Free Lance (1906) - March
  • I've Made My Plans For The Summer. Words by John Philip Sousa (1907) - Song
  • Powhattan's Daughter (1907) - March
  • Fairest of the Fair (1908) - March
  • The American Maid: The Glass Blowers (1909) - Operetta
  • The Glory Of The Yankee Navy (1909) - March
  • People Who Live In Glass Houses (1909) - Suite

1910s[edit]

  • Dwellers Of The Western World (1910) - Suite
    • 1. "The Red Man"
    • 2. "The White Man"
    • 3. "The Black Man"
  • The Federal (1910) - March
  • Tales Of A Traveler (1911) - Suite
    • 1. "The Kaffir On The Karoo"
    • 2. "In The Land Of The Golden Fleece"
    • 3. "Grand Promenade At The White House" [Later replaced by 3a]
    • 3a. "Easter Monday On The White House Lawn" (1928)
  • The Belle Of Bayou Teche. Poem by O. E. Lynne (1911) - Song
  • The Gliding Girl (1912) - Tango
  • With Pleasure (1912) - Dance Hilarious [a ragtime piece]
  • From Maine To Oregon (1913) - March
  • It Was Really Very Fortunate For Me. Words by Charles Brown (1913) - Song
  • The Irish Dragoon (1913) - Operetta
  • Columbia's Pride (1914) - March
  • The Lambs' Gamble (1914) - Overture
  • The Lambs' March (1914) - March
  • The Milkmaid. Poem by Austin Dobson (1914) - Song
  • We March, We March To Victory. Words by Gerard Moultrie (1914) - Processional Hymn
  • Hip Hip Hooray (1915) - Vocal piece
  • The New York Hippodrome (1915) - March
  • The Pathfinder Of Panama (1915) - March
  • The Victory (1915) - Operetta
  • America First (1916) - March
  • Boots. Poem by Rudyard Kipling (1916) - Song
  • Boy Scouts Of America (1916) - March
  • Come Laugh And Be Merry. Words by an unknown author (1916) - Song
  • I Love Jim. Words by Helen Sousa Abert (1916) - Song
  • March Of The Pan Americans (1916) - March
  • The Song Of The Dagger. Words by John Philip Sousa (1916) - Song
  • Willow Blossoms (1916) - Concert piece [subtitled "legend", meaning "in a romantic, narrative style"]
  • Blue Ridge, I'm Coming Back To You. Words by John Philip Sousa (1917) - Song
  • Liberty Loan (1917) - March
  • The Love That Lives Forever. Words by George P. Wallihan (1917) - Song
  • The Naval Reserve (1917) - March
  • The White Rose (1917) - March
  • U.S. Field Artillery (1917) - March
  • Wisconsin Forward Forever (1917) - March
  • Anchor And Star (1918) - March
  • Flags Of Freedom (1918) - March
  • In Flanders Fields The Poppies Grow. Poem by John D. McCrae (1918) - Song
  • Lovely Mary Donnelly. Poem by William Allingbam (1918) - Song
  • Pushing On. Words by Guy F. Lee (1918) - Song
  • Sabre And Spurs (1918) - March
  • Solid Men To The Front (1918) - March
  • The Chantyman's March (1918) - March
  • The Volunteers (1918) - March
  • Though Dolly Is Married. Words by Burnside (1918) - Song
  • USAAC March (1918) - March
  • We Are Coming. Poem by Edith Willis Linn (1918) - Song
  • Wedding March (1918) - March
  • When The Boys Come Sailing Home! Words by Helen Sousa Abert (1918) - Song
  • Bullets And Bayonets (1919) - March
  • The Fighting Race. Poem by J. I. C. Clarke (1919) - Song
  • The Golden Star (1919) - March

1920s[edit]

  • Camera Studies (1920) - Suite
  • Comrades Of The Legion (1920) - March
  • Non-Committal Declarations. Words by John Philip Sousa (1920) - Trio for voices
  • On The Campus (1920) - March
  • The Last Crusade. Poem by Anne Higginson Spicer (1920) - Ballad
  • Who's Who In Navy Blue (1920) - March
  • Yale Marching Song. Words by Joseph Grant Ewing (1920) - Song
  • Keeping Step With The Union (1921) - March
  • Impressions At The Movies (1922) - Suite
    • 1. "The Serenaders"
    • 2. "The Crafty Villain And The Timid Maid"
    • 3. "Balance All And Swing Partners"
  • Leaves From My Notebook (1922) - Suite
    • 1. "The Genial Hostess"
    • 2. "The Campfire Girls"
    • 3. "The Lively Flapper"
  • The Dauntless Battalion (1922) - March
  • The Gallant Seventh (1922) - March
  • March Of The Mitten Men: Power And Glory (1923) - March
  • Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine (1923) - March
  • While Navy Ships Are Coaling. Poem by Wells Hawks (1923) - Song
  • A Serenade In Seville. Words by James Francis Cooke (1924) - Song
  • Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company (1924) - March
  • Marquette University March (1924) - March
  • The Black Horse Troop (1924) - March
  • The Journal. Words by John Philip Sousa (1924) - Song
  • Cubaland (1925) - Suite
    • 1. "Under The Spanish Flag"
    • 2. "Under The American Flag"
    • 3. "Under The Cuban Flag"
  • The National Game (1925) - March
  • Universal Peace (1925 or 1926) - March
  • Crossing The Bar. Poem by Alfred Tennyson (1926) - Song
  • Old Ironsides (1926) - March
  • Sesqui-Centennial Exposition March (1926) - March
  • The Gridiron Club (1926) - March
  • The Pride Of The Wolverines (1926) - March
  • There's A Merry Brown Thrush. Poem by Lucy Larcom (1926) - Song
  • Forever And A Day. Words by Irving Bibo and John Philip Sousa (1927) - Song
  • Magna Charta (1927) - March
  • Riders For The Flag (1927) - March
  • The Atlantic City Pageant (1927) - March
  • Minnesota March (1927) - March
  • Golden Jubilee (1928) - March
  • Love's Radiant Hour. Words by Helen Boardman Knox (1928) - Song
  • New Mexico (1928) - March
  • Prince Charming (1928)
  • University Of Nebraska (1928) - March
  • Daughters Of Texas (1929) - March
  • Foshay Tower Washington Memorial (1929) - March
  • La Flor De Sevilla (1929) - March
  • The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 1 (1929) - March
  • University Of Illinois (1929) - March

1930s[edit]

  • George Washington Bicentennial (1930) - March
  • Harmonica Wizard (1930) - March
  • The Legionaires (1930) - March
  • The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 2 (1930) - March
  • The Salvation Army (1930) - March
  • The Wildcats: Salute To Kansas (1930 or 1931) - March
  • A Century Of Progress (1931) - March
  • Annabel Lee. Poem by Edgar Allan Poe (1931) - Song
  • Kansas Wildcats (1931) - March
  • The Aviators (1931) - March
  • The Circumnavigators Club (1931) - March
  • The Northern Pines (1931) - March
  • Library Of Congress (1932) - March (unfinished, reconstructed in 2003 by Steve Bulla) [1]

Media[edit]

Other works[edit]

In addition to his original compositions Sousa also wrote hundreds of arrangements of his own music and other people's music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sousa: Marching Along, p.85 Integrity Press, 1994