Columbia's Pride

Summary

Columbia's Pride
by John Philip Sousa
Columbia's Pride March (1914) by John Philip Sousa.jpeg
Year1914
GenreMarch
Published1914, Philadelphia
PublisherTheodore Presser Co.
Audio sample
United States Marine Band performing the march
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"Columbia's Pride" is a patriotic American march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1914, based on his 1890 song, "Nail the Flag to the Mast."[1] "Columbia's Pride" was published in 1914 by Theodore Presser Co. in Philadelphia as a score for piano.[2]

History

In 1890, Sousa wrote his song “Nail the Flag to the Mast,” using a poem by William Russell Frisbe for the lyrics.[1] In 1914, to compose "Columbia's Pride," Sousa "modified the melody and rhythm, added a change of key, and shortened" his song, in addition to removing the words.[1] The 1914 Theodore Presser Co. score of the march states it was composed 'After the song "Nail the Flag to the Mast."'[3] Sousa composed "Columbia's Pride" for piano, and "apparently never arranged [it] for band or orchestra."[1] However, the United States Marine Band has performed the march arranged for band by Gay Corrie.[4]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d "Columbia's Pride March". www.marineband.marines.mil. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  2. ^ "Image 1 of Columbia's Pride". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  3. ^ "Image 2 of Columbia's Pride". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  4. ^ Sousa, John Philip. "March, "Columbia's Pride" (1914)" (PDF). www.marineband.marines.mil.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)