March, “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.