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Lost and Found Sound: "Stars and Stripes Forever"

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Lost and Found Sound: "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Lost & Found Sound

Lost and Found Sound: "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Lost and Found Sound: "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Noah talks to Loras Schissel of the Library of Congress about Washington native son John Philip Sousa who wrote the march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever." It was an anthem of the Spanish-American War. Sousa considered it the greatest march ever written and got his wish of hearing it just before he died. We also hear Sousa talking on the radio in 1929, and conducting the great march.

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