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"The President's Own"

 

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Bullets and Bayonets

 

 

March "Bullets and Bayonets" (1918)

More than many of Sousa’s other marches, this World War I composition has a distinctly military character. In studying the music, Sousa’s apparent inspiration by visions of battlefield glory is not difficult to imagine. But perhaps its war-like title accounted for the relative lack of popularity.

There is no record of solicitation by a specific regiment, but the march was dedicated “To the officers and men of the U.S. Infantry.”

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 44. Used by permission.

                                                                                                                                                           

  
 
                                               

 

 

 

 

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