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Columbia’s Pride March
Columbia’s Pride March from The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa: Vol. 4


“Columbia's Pride (1914)


This march grew from Sousa’s 1890 song, “Nail the Flag to the Mast,” the lyrics being a poem by William Russell Frisbe. Sousa deleted the words, modified the melody and rhythm, added a change of key, and shortened it. The result was a march for piano called “Columbia’s Pride,” which he apparently never arranged for band or orchestra.

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 43. Used by permission.