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Title President Garfield's Inaugural March
Composer Sousa, John Philip Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number C-891/A
Type CB
Date 1975
Key Eb
Arranger Klotzman, Dorothy John B. Marshall Length 0.00
Publisher J. C. Penney Vocal No
Association   Grade/Difficulty ?/?
Last Performed Unknown
Manuscript No
Style March Location Marshall's Band Library
Cataloger Rick Baker
Date Cataloged 09/10/1994
Composed in 1881. "The only two marches Sousa dedicated to presidents of the 
United States were composed for James A. Garfield, and they marked the beginning 
and end of his short tenure of office. The first was the stately 'President 
Garfield's Inauguration March,' which bears the inscription Opus 131. It was 
first performed by the U.S. Marine Band, with Sousa conducting, at the 
inauguratin ceremonies on March 4, 1881. The second march honoring President 
Garfield was 'In Memoriam.'" 
The Works of John Philip Sousa 
pg. 78 
Paul E. Bierley 
Integrity Press 
Produced by J.C. Penney in 1975 and distributed for free as a celebration of the 
U.S. Bicentennial.  Original composition dated 1881. 
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