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Review March
Review March from The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa: Vol. 1


“Review” (1873)


This was Sousa’s first published march, and it was sold outright to the publisher for one hundred copies of the sheet music. It was     called Opus 5 and was dedicated to Colonel William G. Moore of the Washington Light Infantry. In later years, Sousa did not have a   very high opinion of the march. To wit: “…Happily for me and for the general public it never became at all popular, and the echoes     of the strains have long ago died away. I suppose it is now so deeply buried in oblivion that a 1,000 foot pole could not reach it. It is   such a long time since I wrote it that I have no recollection whatever of the air. I did not preserve the manuscript….”

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 80. Used by permission.