“From Maine to Oregon” (1913)
Sousa’s “All American” operetta, The American Maid (The Glass Blowers), contains one recurring march theme, the title of which does not appear in the list of songs. Perhaps the publishers made this arrangement so that “reprise” would not appear so many times. The theme is the nucleus around which Sousa built the march “From Maine to Oregon.” The march, like the operetta, met with only limited success.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 43. Used by permission.