||Mikado March (1885)
The popularity of Sousa’s medley marches, which were based on themes of other composers, never approached that of his original compositions. Such was the case with the “Mikado March,” which utilized themes from the celebrated Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 71. Used by permission.