List of compositions by John Philip Sousa

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This is a list of compositions by John Philip Sousa.

Musical Works[edit]

This list is organized roughly by date of composition, but the table can be re-ordered by clicking on the triangles at the top of each column.

Name of work with link to article (if available) Year or range when written Click to play (if available) Lyricist Genre Wikipedia Article? (Y/N)
Mallie 1860-1870? J. W. Heysinger song N
My Sweet Sweetheart 1860-1870? Jack Nilpon song N
Sea Nymph 1860-1870? B.P. Wilmot song N
[corrupted entry] 1860-1870? James Adams N
Fall Tenderly, Roses 1860-1870? Sousa song N
An Album Leaf 1863 violin N
Moonlight on the Potomac 1872 waltz N
Cuckoo 1873 galop N
Day And Night 1873 Emma M. Swallow song N
Review 1873 march N
Salutation 1873 march N
Wilt Thou Be True 1873 E. Cook song based on poem N
O, My Country 1874 B. Lowlaws song N
Te Deum In Bb 1874 Sousa hymn N
The Phoenix 1875 vocal N
The Phoenix March 1875 N
On Wings of LIghtning 1876 galop N
Ah, Me! 1876 Emma M. Swallow song based on poem N
Matt Morgan's Living Pictures 1876 vocal N
Only A Dream 1876 Mary A. Denison song N
Only Thee 1876 Charles Swain song based on poem N
Revival March 1876 march N
The Honored Dead 1876 march N
The Song Of The Sea 1876 Emma M. Swallow song N
Myrrha 1877
gavotte N
'Deed I Has To Laugh 1877 Sousa song N
Across The Danube 1877 march N
Hoping 1877 Jefferson H. Nones song based on poem N
Lonely 1877 Jefferson H. Nones song based on poem N
Love Me Little, Love Me Long 1877 Sousa song N
Rivals 1877 overture N
The Free Lunch Cadets 1877 Sousa song N
The Magic Glass 1877 Charles Swain song based on poem N
Esprit De Corps 1878 march N
Silver Spray 1878 schottische N
Mavourneen Asthore 1878 Albert S. Nones song N
Smick, Smack, Smuck 1878 Sousa song N
Globe And Eagle 1879 march N
Katherine 1879 operetta N
La Reine d'Amour 1879 cornet N
On The Tramp 1879 march N
Resumption March 1879 march N
Nymphalin 1880 violin N
Our Flirtation 1880 march N
Our Flirtations 1880 vocal N
Recognition March 1880 march N
When He Is Near 1880 Mary A. Denison song N
A Rare Old Fellow 1881 Barry Cornwall song based on poem N
Florine 1881 operetta N
Guide Right 1881 march N
In Memoriam: Garfield's Funeral March 1881 march N
President Garfield's Inauguration March 1881 march N
Pretty Patty Honeywood 1881 Cuthbert Bede song based on poem N
Right Forward 1881 march N
Yorktown Centennial 1881 march N
Congress Hall 1882 march N
Star Of Light 1882 Bessie Beach song based on poem N
The Smugglers 1882 operetta N
Bonnie Annie Laurie 1883 march N
Mother Goose 1883 march N
Pet Of The Petticoats 1883 march N
Right-Left 1883 march N
Transit Of Venus 1883
march Y
Four Marches For Regimental Drums And Trumpets 1884 trumpets and drums N
The White Plume 1884 march N
We'll Follow Where The White Plume Waves 1884 Edwin M. Taber song N
Belle Mahone 1885 saxophone N
Mother Hubbard March 1885 march N
Sound Off 1885
march N
Tally-Ho! 1885 Joaquin Miller song based on poem N
The Queen Of Hearts 1885 operetta N
Triumph Of Time 1885 march N
Presidential Polonaise[1] 1886
Polonaise N
Funeral March 1886 trumpets and drums N
Gallant And Gay We'll March Away 1886 trumpets and drums N
Good Bye, Sweet Nannie Magee 1886 trumpets and drums N
Hannah, My True Love 1886 trumpets and drums N
Here's To Your Health, Sir! 1886 trumpets and drums N
Hurrah! We Are Almost There 1886 trumpets and drums N
La Reine de la Mer 1886
waltz N
Tally-Ho! 1886 overture N
The Gladiator 1886
march Y
The Rifle Regiment 1886
march N
Vautour: Sans Souci 1886 overture N
Waltz 1886 trumpets and drums N
My Own, My Geraldine 1887 Francis C. Long song based on poem N
O, Ye Lillies White 1887 Francis C. Long song based on poem N
Sweet Miss Industry 1887 S. Conant Foster song based on poem N
The Occidental 1887 march N
The Window Blind 1887 Edward M. Taber song N
The Coquette 1887 dance N
Ben Bolt 1888 march N
I Wonder 1888 Edward M. Taber song N
National Fencibles 1888 march N
Semper Fidelis 1888
(performed 1989)
(performed 1909)
march Y
The Crusader 1888 march N
The Wolf 1888 operetta N
The Bride Elect: The Wolf 1888-1897 operetta N
Queen of the Harvest 1889 quadrille N
Do We? We Do 1889 Sousa song N
Love That Comes When May-Roses Blow 1889 Sousa song N
O'Reilly's Kettledrum 1889 Edward M. Taber song N
The Picadore 1889 march N
The Quilting Party March 1889 march N
The Thunderer 1889
march Y
The Washington Post 1889
march Y
There's Something Mysterious 1889 Hunter MacCulloch song N
2:15 1889 Edward M. Taber song N
Hurray 1890 march N
Corcoran Cadets 1890 march N
Nail The Flag To The Mast 1890 William Russell Frisbie song based on poem N
Reveille 1890 Robert Jones Burdette song based on poem N
The Chariot Race 1890 Tone poem N
High School Cadets 1890 march Y
The Loyal Legion 1890
march N
You'll Miss Lots Of Fun When You're Married 1890 Edward M. Taber song N
Sheridan's Ride 1891 Tone poem N
The Wolverine March 1891 march N
Homeward Bound 1891 or 1892 march N
March Of The Royal Trumpets 1892 march N
On Parade: The Lion Tamer 1892 march N
The Belle Of Chicago 1892 march N
The Triton 1892 march N
Désirée 1890 operetta Y
Manhattan Beach 1893
march Y
The Beau Ideal 1893 march N
The Devil's Deputy 1893 operetta N
The Last Days Of Pompeii: In The House Of Burbo And Stratonice 1893 suite N
The Last Days Of Pompeii: Nydia, The Blind Girl 1893 suite N
The Last Days Of Pompeii: The Destruction Of Pompeii And Nydia's Death 1893 suite N
Liberty Bell 1893
march Y
Stuffed Stork 1894 Sousa song N
The Directorate 1894 march N
El Capitan 1895
operetta Y
King Cotton 1895
march Y
Three Quotations: The King Of France With Twenty-Thousand Men Marched Up The Hill And Then Down Again 1895 suite N
Three Quotations: I, Too, Was Born In Arcadia 1895 suite N
Three Quotations: In Darkest Africa 1895 suite N
El Capitan 1896 march N
Stars And Stripes Forever 1896
(performed 1999)
(performed 1909)
march Y
The Colonial Dames 1896 waltz N
With Steady Step 1896 trumpets and drums N
Maid Of The Meadow 1897 Sousa song N
The Bride Elect 1897 march N
The Charlatan 1898
march N
The Charlatan (operetta) (a.k.a. "The Mystical Miss") 1898 operetta Y
The Trooping Of The Colors 1898 extravaganza N
Chris And The Wonderful Lamp 1899 operetta N
Hands Across The Sea 1899
march Y
O, Why Should The Spirit Of Mortal Be Proud? 1899 William Knox hymn N
The Man Behind The Gun 1899
march N


Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty 1900 march N
It's A Thing We Are Apt To Forget 1900 or after Sousa song N
The Invincible Eagle 1901
march N
The Pride Of Pittsburgh: Homage To Pittsburgh 1901 march N
The Summer Girl 1901 idyll N
Imperial Edward 1902 march N
Looking Upward: By The Light Of The Polar Star 1902
suite N
Looking Upward: Beneath The Southern Cross 1902
suite N
Looking Upward: Mars And Venus 1902
suite N
The Messiah Of Nations 1902 James Whitcomb Riley hymn based on poem N
Jack Tar 1903
march N
At The King's Court: Her Ladyship, The Countess 1904 suite N
At The King's Court: Her Grace, The Duchess 1904 suite N
At The King's Court: Her Majesty, The Queen 1904 suite N
The Diplomat 1904 march N
The Free Lance 1905 operetta N
The Free Lance 1906 march N
I've Made My Plans For The Summer 1907 Sousa song N
Powhattan's Daughter 1907
march N
Fairest of the Fair 1908
march Y
The American Maid: The Glass Blowers 1909 operetta N
The Glory Of The Yankee Navy 1909 march N
People Who Live In Glass Houses 1909 suite N
Dwellers Of The Western World: The Red Man 1910 suite N
Dwellers Of The Western World: The White Man 1910 suite N
Dwellers Of The Western World: The Black Man 1910 suite N
The Federal 1910 march N
Tales Of A Traveler: The Kaffir On The Karoo 1911 suite N
Tales Of A Traveler: In The Land Of The Golden Fleece 1911 suite N
Tales Of A Traveler: Grand Promenade At The White House 1911 suite [later replaced] N
Tales Of A Traveler: Easter Monday On The White House Lawn 1928 suite [this replaced “Grand Promenade At The White House”] N
The Belle Of Bayou Teche 1911 O. E. Lynne song based on poem N
The Gliding Girl 1912 tango N
With Pleasure, Dance Hilarious 1912
ragtime N
From Maine To Oregon 1913 march N
It Was Really Very Fortunate For Me 1913 Charles Brown song N
The Irish Dragoon 1913 operetta N
Columbia's Pride 1914 march N
The Lambs' Gamble 1914 overture N
The Lambs' March 1914 march N
The Milkmaid 1914 Austin Dobson song based on poem N
We March, We March To Victory 1914 Gerard Moultrie processional hymn N
Hip Hip Hooray 1915 vocal N
The New York Hippodrome 1915
march N
The Pathfinder Of Panama 1915 march N
The Victory 1915 operetta N
America First 1916 march N
Boots 1916 Rudyard Kipling song based on poem N
Boy Scouts Of America 1916 march N
Come Laugh And Be Merry 1916 unknown song N
I Love Jim 1916 Helen Sousa Abert song N
March Of The Pan Americans 1916 march N
The Song Of The Dagger 1916 Sousa song N
Willow Blossoms 1916 Concert piece [subtitled "legend", meaning "in a romantic, narrative style"] N
Blue Ridge, I'm Coming Back To You 1917 Sousa song N
Liberty Loan 1917 march N
The Love That Lives Forever 1917 George P. Wallihan song N
The Naval Reserve 1917 march N
The White Rose 1917 march N
U.S. Field Artillery March 1917
march Y
Wisconsin Forward Forever 1917 march N
Anchor And Star 1918 march N
Flags Of Freedom 1918 march N
In Flanders Fields The Poppies Grow 1918 John McCrae song based on poem N
Lovely Mary Donnelly 1918 William Allingham song based on poem N
Pushing On 1918 Guy F. Lee song N
Sabre And Spurs 1918
march N
Solid Men To The Front 1918 march N
The Chantyman's March 1918 march N
The Volunteers 1918 march N
Though Dolly Is Married 1918 R. H. Burnside song N
USAAC March 1918 march N
We Are Coming 1918 Edith Willis Linn song based on poem N
Wedding March 1918 march N
When The Boys Come Sailing Home! 1918 Helen Sousa Abert song N
Bullets And Bayonets 1919
march N
The Fighting Race 1919 J. I. C. Clarke song based on poem N
The Golden Star 1919 march N
Camera Studies 1920 suite N


Comrades Of The Legion 1920
march N
Non-Committal Declarations 1920 Sousa trio for voices N
On The Campus 1920
march N
The Last Crusade 1920 Anne Higginson Spicer ballad based on poem N
Who's Who In Navy Blue 1920
march N
Yale Marching Song 1920 Joseph Grant Ewing song N
Keeping Step With The Union 1921 march N
Impressions At The Movies: The Serenaders 1922 suite N
Impressions At The Movies: The Crafty Villain And The Timid Maid 1922 suite N
Impressions At The Movies: Balance All And Swing Partners 1922 suite N
Leaves From My Notebook: The Genial Hostess 1922 suite N
Leaves From My Notebook: The Campfire Girls 1922 suite N
Leaves From My Notebook: The Lively Flapper 1922 suite N
The Dauntless Battalion 1922 march N
The Gallant Seventh 1922
march Y
March Of The Mitten Men: Power And Glory 1923 march N
Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine 1923 march N
While Navy Ships Are Coaling 1923 Wells Hawks song based on poem N
A Serenade In Seville 1924 James Francis Cooke song N
Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company 1924 march N
Marquette University March 1924 march N
The Black Horse Troop 1924 march N
The Journal 1924 Sousa song N
Cubaland: Under The Spanish Flag 1925 suite N
Cubaland: Under The American Flag 1925 suite N
Cubaland: Under The Cuban Flag 1925 suite N
The National Game 1925 march N
Universal Peace 1925 or 1926 march N
A Mingling of the Wets and the Drys 1926 humoresque N
Crossing The Bar 1926 Alfred Tennyson song based on poem N
Old Ironsides 1926 march N
Sesqui-Centennial Exposition March 1926 march N
The Gridiron Club 1926 march N
The Pride Of The Wolverines 1926 march N
There's A Merry Brown Thrush 1926 Lucy Larcom song based on poem N
Forever And A Day 1927 Irving Bibo and Sousa song N
Magna Charta 1927 march N
Riders For The Flag 1927 march N
The Atlantic City Pageant 1927 march N
Minnesota March 1927 march Y
Among My Souvenirs 1928 humoresque N
Golden Jubilee 1928 march N
Love's Radiant Hour 1928 Helen Boardman Knox song N
New Mexico 1928 march N
Prince Charming 1928 march N
University Of Nebraska 1928 march N
Daughters Of Texas 1929 march N
Foshay Tower–Washington Memorial March 1929 march (written for dedication of Foshay Tower) N
La Flor De Sevilla 1929 march N
The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 1 1929 march Y
University Of Illinois 1929 march N
George Washington Bicentennial 1930 march N
Harmonica Wizard 1930 march N
The Legionaires 1930 march N
The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 2 1930 march N
The Salvation Army 1930 march N
The Wildcats: Salute To Kansas 1930 or 1931 march N
A Century Of Progress 1931 march N
Annabel Lee 1931 Edgar Allan Poe song based on poem N
Kansas Wildcats 1931 march Y
The Aviators 1931 march N
The Circumnavigators Club 1931 march N
The Northern Pines 1931 march N
Library Of Congress 1932 march (unfinished, reconstructed in 2003 by Steve Bulla)[2] N

Other works[edit]

In addition to his original compositions Sousa also wrote hundreds of arrangements of his own music and other people's music. Here are some examples of Sousa's arrangements of music composed by other musicians:


Name of work with link to article (if available) Year or range when arranged Click to play (if available) Composer Genre Wikipedia Article? (Y/N)
Mikado March 1885 Arthur Sullivan song N

References[edit]

  1. ^ President Chester A. Arthur requested this as a replacement for Hail to the Chief, but he died before it was performed. See Sousa: Marching Along, p.85 Integrity Press, 1994
  2. ^ “Library of Congress March [article

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