“Magna Charta” (1927)
This march was composed as a tribute to one of the most important documents in the history of English-speaking nations. Sousa was honoring a request of the International Magna Charta Day Association, which was urging the annual observance of Magna Charta Day on June 15.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 69. Used by permission.
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