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The march and the earlier quick-step were used in the late nineteenth century to accompany both social dancing and parade marching. Nevertheless, the toe tapping rhythms of the piano versions so popular at the time were more frequently written for parlor or concert performance. The bravura march in ABA form with a lyrical "trio" as the center section was a showpiece composition. John Philip Sousa, Victor Herbert, and others contributed many rousing examples of the genre such as the immortal "Stars and Stripes Forever". The piano marches of E.T. Paull are distinguished by their extraordinarily colorful covers.

The Stars and Stripes Forever : song / words and music by John Philip Sousa
Sousa, John Philip
Cincinnati : John Church, c1898
1 score (4 p.) : ill.; 36 cm.
Image ID: WWM9937U/G00C108/001

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