List of compositions by John Philip Sousa

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This is a list of compositions by John Philip Sousa.

John Philip Sousa

Musical works[edit]

This list is organized roughly by date of composition, but the table can be re-ordered by clicking on the triangles at the top of each column.

Name of work with link to article (if available) Year or range when written Click to play (if available) Lyricist Genre
Mallie 1860-1870? J. W. Heysinger song
My Sweet Sweetheart 1860-1870? Jack Nilpon song
Sea Nymph 1860-1870? B.P. Wilmot song
[corrupted entry] 1860-1870? James Adams
Fall Tenderly, Roses 1860-1870? Sousa song
An Album Leaf 1863 violin
Moonlight on the Potomac 1872 waltz
Cuckoo 1873 galop
Day And Night 1873 Emma M. Swallow song
Review 1873 march
Salutation 1873 march
Wilt Thou Be True 1873 E. Cook song based on poem
O, My Country 1874 B. Lowlaws song
Te Deum In Bb 1874 Sousa hymn
The Phoenix 1875 vocal
The Phoenix March 1875
On Wings of LIghtning 1876 galop
Ah, Me! 1876 Emma M. Swallow song based on poem
Matt Morgan's Living Pictures 1876 vocal
Only A Dream 1876 Mary A. Denison song
Only Thee 1876 Charles Swain song based on poem
Revival March 1876 march
The Honored Dead 1876 march
The Song Of The Sea 1876 Emma M. Swallow song
Myrrha 1877
'Deed I Has To Laugh 1877 Sousa song
Across The Danube 1877 march
Hoping 1877 Jefferson H. Nones song based on poem
Lonely 1877 Jefferson H. Nones song based on poem
Love Me Little, Love Me Long 1877 Sousa song
Rivals 1877 overture
The Free Lunch Cadets 1877 Sousa song
The Magic Glass 1877 Charles Swain song based on poem
Esprit De Corps 1878 march
Silver Spray 1878 schottische
Mavourneen Asthore 1878 Albert S. Nones song
Smick, Smack, Smuck 1878 Sousa song
Globe And Eagle 1879 march
Katherine 1879 operetta
La Reine d'Amour 1879 cornet
On The Tramp 1879 march
Resumption March 1879 march
Nymphalin 1880 violin
Our Flirtation 1880 march
Our Flirtations 1880 vocal
Recognition March 1880 march
When He Is Near 1880 Mary A. Denison song
A Rare Old Fellow 1881 Barry Cornwall song based on poem
Florine 1881 operetta
Guide Right 1881 march
In Memoriam: President Garfield's Funeral March 1881 march
President Garfield's Inauguration March 1881 march
Pretty Patty Honeywood 1881 Cuthbert Bede song based on poem
Right Forward 1881 march
Yorktown Centennial 1881 march
Congress Hall 1882 march
Star Of Light 1882 Bessie Beach song based on poem
The Smugglers 1882 operetta
Bonnie Annie Laurie 1883 march
Mother Goose 1883 march
Pet Of The Petticoats 1883 march
Right-Left 1883 march
Transit Of Venus 1883
Four Marches For Regimental Drums And Trumpets 1884 trumpets and drums
The White Plume 1884 march
We'll Follow Where The White Plume Waves 1884 Edwin M. Taber song
Belle Mahone 1885 saxophone
Mother Hubbard March 1885 march
Sound Off 1885
Tally-Ho! 1885 Joaquin Miller song based on poem
The Queen Of Hearts 1885 operetta
Triumph Of Time 1885 march
Presidential Polonaise[1] 1886
Funeral March 1886 trumpets and drums
Gallant And Gay We'll March Away 1886 trumpets and drums
Good Bye, Sweet Nannie Magee 1886 trumpets and drums
Hannah, My True Love 1886 trumpets and drums
Here's To Your Health, Sir! 1886 trumpets and drums
Hurrah! We Are Almost There 1886 trumpets and drums
La Reine de la Mer 1886
Tally-Ho! 1886 overture
The Gladiator 1886
The Rifle Regiment 1886
Vautour: Sans Souci 1886 overture
Waltz 1886 trumpets and drums
My Own, My Geraldine 1887 Francis C. Long song based on poem
O, Ye Lillies White 1887 Francis C. Long song based on poem
Sweet Miss Industry 1887 S. Conant Foster song based on poem
The Occidental 1887 march
The Window Blind 1887 Edward M. Taber song
The Coquette 1887 dance
Ben Bolt 1888 march
I Wonder 1888 Edward M. Taber song
National Fencibles 1888 march
Semper Fidelis 1888
(performed 1989)
(performed 1909)
The Crusader 1888 march
The Wolf 1888 operetta
The Bride Elect: The Wolf 1888-1897 operetta
Queen of the Harvest 1889 quadrille
Do We? We Do 1889 Sousa song
Love That Comes When May-Roses Blow 1889 Sousa song
O'Reilly's Kettledrum 1889 Edward M. Taber song
The Picadore 1889 march
The Quilting Party March 1889 march
The Thunderer 1889
The Washington Post March 1889
There's Something Mysterious 1889 Hunter MacCulloch song
2:15 1889 Edward M. Taber song
Hurray 1890 march
Corcoran Cadets 1890 march
Nail The Flag To The Mast 1890 William Russell Frisbie song based on poem
Reveille 1890 Robert Jones Burdette song based on poem
The Chariot Race 1890 Tone poem
High School Cadets 1890 march
The Loyal Legion 1890
You'll Miss Lots Of Fun When You're Married 1890 Edward M. Taber song
Sheridan's Ride 1891 Tone poem
The Wolverine March 1891 march
Homeward Bound 1891 or 1892 march
March Of The Royal Trumpets 1892 march
On Parade: The Lion Tamer 1892 march
The Belle Of Chicago 1892 march
The Triton 1892 march
Désirée 1890 operetta
Manhattan Beach 1893
The Beau Ideal 1893 march
The Devil's Deputy 1893 operetta
The Last Days Of Pompeii: In The House Of Burbo And Stratonice 1893 suite
The Last Days Of Pompeii: Nydia, The Blind Girl 1893 suite
The Last Days Of Pompeii: The Destruction Of Pompeii And Nydia's Death 1893 suite
The Liberty Bell March 1893
Stuffed Stork 1894 Sousa song
The Directorate 1894 march
El Capitan 1895
King Cotton 1895
Three Quotations: The King Of France With Twenty-Thousand Men Marched Up The Hill And Then Down Again 1895 suite
Three Quotations: I, Too, Was Born In Arcadia 1895 suite
Three Quotations: In Darkest Africa 1895 suite
El Capitan 1896 march
The Stars and Stripes Forever 1896
(performed 1999)
(performed 1909)
The Colonial Dames 1896 waltz
With Steady Step 1896 trumpets and drums
Maid Of The Meadow 1897 Sousa song
The Bride Elect 1897 march
The Charlatan 1898
The Charlatan (operetta) (a.k.a. "The Mystical Miss") 1898 operetta
The Trooping Of The Colors 1898 extravaganza
Chris And The Wonderful Lamp 1899 operetta
Hands Across the Sea 1899
O, Why Should The Spirit Of Mortal Be Proud? 1899 William Knox hymn
The Man Behind The Gun 1899

Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty 1900 march
It's A Thing We Are Apt To Forget 1900 or after Sousa song
The Invincible Eagle 1901
The Pride Of Pittsburgh: Homage To Pittsburgh 1901 march
The Summer Girl 1901 idyll
Imperial Edward 1902 march
Looking Upward: By The Light Of The Polar Star 1902
Looking Upward: Beneath The Southern Cross 1902
Looking Upward: Mars And Venus 1902
The Messiah Of Nations 1902 James Whitcomb Riley hymn based on poem
Jack Tar 1903
At The King's Court: Her Ladyship, The Countess 1904 suite
At The King's Court: Her Grace, The Duchess 1904 suite
At The King's Court: Her Majesty, The Queen 1904 suite
The Diplomat 1904 march
The Free Lance 1905 operetta
The Free Lance 1906 march
I've Made My Plans For The Summer 1907 Sousa song
Powhattan's Daughter 1907
Fairest of the Fair 1908
The American Maid: The Glass Blowers 1909 operetta
The Glory Of The Yankee Navy 1909 march
People Who Live In Glass Houses 1909 suite
Dwellers Of The Western World: The Red Man 1910 suite
Dwellers Of The Western World: The White Man 1910 suite
Dwellers Of The Western World: The Black Man 1910 suite
The Federal 1910 march
Tales Of A Traveler: The Kaffir On The Karoo 1911 suite
Tales Of A Traveler: In The Land Of The Golden Fleece 1911 suite
Tales Of A Traveler: Grand Promenade At The White House 1911 suite [later replaced]
Tales Of A Traveler: Easter Monday On The White House Lawn 1928 suite [this replaced "Grand Promenade At The White House"]
The Belle Of Bayou Teche 1911 O. E. Lynne song based on poem
The Gliding Girl 1912 tango
With Pleasure, Dance Hilarious 1912
From Maine To Oregon 1913 march
It Was Really Very Fortunate For Me 1913 Charles Brown song
The Irish Dragoon 1913 operetta
Columbia's Pride 1914 march
The Lambs' Gamble 1914 overture
The Lambs' March 1914 march
The Milkmaid 1914 Austin Dobson song based on poem
We March, We March to Victory 1914 Gerard Moultrie processional hymn
Hip Hip Hooray 1915 vocal
The New York Hippodrome 1915
The Pathfinder of Panama 1915 march
The Victory 1915 operetta
America First 1916 march
Boots 1916 Rudyard Kipling song based on poem
Boy Scouts Of America 1916 march
Come Laugh And Be Merry 1916 unknown song
I Love Jim 1916 Helen Sousa Abert song
March Of The Pan Americans 1916 march
The Song Of The Dagger 1916 Sousa song
Willow Blossoms 1916 Concert piece [subtitled "legend", meaning "in a romantic, narrative style"]
Blue Ridge, I'm Coming Back To You 1917 Sousa song
Liberty Loan 1917 march
The Love That Lives Forever 1917 George P. Wallihan song
The Naval Reserve 1917 march
The White Rose 1917 march
U.S. Field Artillery March 1917
Wisconsin Forward Forever 1917 march
Anchor & Star 1918 march
Flags of Freedom 1918 march
In Flanders Fields The Poppies Grow 1918 John McCrae song based on poem
Lovely Mary Donnelly 1918 William Allingham song based on poem
Pushing On 1918 Guy F. Lee song
Sabre and Spurs 1918
Solid Men To The Front 1918 march
The Chantyman's March 1918 march
The Volunteers 1918 march
Though Dolly Is Married 1918 R. H. Burnside song
USAAC March 1918 march
We Are Coming 1918 Edith Willis Linn song based on poem
Wedding March 1918 march
When the Boys Come Sailing Home! 1918 Helen Sousa Abert song
Bullets and Bayonets 1919
The Fighting Race 1919 J. I. C. Clarke song based on poem
The Golden Star 1919 march
Camera Studies 1920 suite

Comrades Of The Legion 1920
Non-Committal Declarations 1920 Sousa trio for voices
On The Campus 1920
The Last Crusade 1920 Anne Higginson Spicer ballad based on poem
Who's Who In Navy Blue 1920
Yale Marching Song 1920 Joseph Grant Ewing song
Keeping Step With The Union 1921 march
Impressions At The Movies: The Serenaders 1922 suite
Impressions At The Movies: The Crafty Villain And The Timid Maid 1922 suite
Impressions At The Movies: Balance All And Swing Partners 1922 suite
Leaves From My Notebook: The Genial Hostess 1922 suite
Leaves From My Notebook: The Campfire Girls 1922 suite
Leaves From My Notebook: The Lively Flapper 1922 suite
The Dauntless Battalion 1922; First recorded 1923 (Victor) march
The Gallant Seventh 1922
March Of The Mitten Men: Power And Glory 1923 march
Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine 1923 march
While Navy Ships Are Coaling 1923 Wells Hawks song based on poem
A Serenade In Seville 1924 James Francis Cooke song
Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company 1924 march
Marquette University March 1924 march
The Black Horse Troop 1924 march
The Journal 1924 Sousa song
Cubaland: Under The Spanish Flag 1925 suite
Cubaland: Under The American Flag 1925 suite
Cubaland: Under The Cuban Flag 1925 suite
The National Game 1925 march
Universal Peace 1925 or 1926 march
A Mingling of the Wets and the Drys 1926 humoresque
Crossing The Bar 1926 Alfred Tennyson song based on poem
Old Ironsides 1926 march
Sesqui-Centennial Exposition March 1926 march
The Gridiron Club 1926 march
The Pride Of The Wolverines 1926 march
There's A Merry Brown Thrush 1926 Lucy Larcom song based on poem
Forever And A Day 1927 Irving Bibo and Sousa song
Magna Charta 1927 march
Riders For The Flag 1927 march
The Atlantic City Pageant 1927 march
Minnesota March 1927 march
Among My Souvenirs 1928 humoresque
Golden Jubilee 1928 march
Love's Radiant Hour 1928 Helen Boardman Knox song
New Mexico 1928 march
Prince Charming 1928 march
University Of Nebraska 1928 march
Daughters Of Texas 1929 march
Foshay Tower–Washington Memorial March 1929 march (written for dedication of Foshay Tower)
La Flor De Sevilla 1929 march
The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 1 1929
(performed by the U.S. Marine Band in 1989)
University Of Illinois 1929 march
George Washington Bicentennial March 1930 march
Harmonica Wizard 1930 march
The Legionaires 1930 march
The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Nr. 2 1930 march
The Salvation Army 1930 march
The Wildcats: Salute To Kansas 1930 or 1931 march
A Century Of Progress 1931 march
Annabel Lee 1931 Edgar Allan Poe song based on poem
Kansas Wildcats 1931 march
The Aviators 1931 march
The Circumnavigators Club 1931 march
The Northern Pines 1931 march
Library Of Congress 1932 march (unfinished, reconstructed in 2003 by Steve Bulla)[2]

Other works[edit]

In addition to his original compositions Sousa also wrote hundreds of arrangements of his own music and other people's music. Here are some examples of Sousa's arrangements of music composed by other musicians:

Name of work with link to article (if available) Year or range when arranged Click to play (if available) Composer Genre
Mikado March 1885 Arthur Sullivan song


  1. ^ President Chester A. Arthur requested this as a replacement for Hail to the Chief, but he died before it was performed. See Sousa: Marching Along, p.85 Integrity Press, 1994
  2. ^ "Library of Congress March [article]"

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