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Title Pathfinder Of Panama, The
Composer Sousa, John Philip Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number M-64
Type CB
Date 1915
Key Bb
Arranger None John B. Marshall Length 0.00
Publisher John Church Vocal No
Association   Grade/Difficulty ?/?
Last Performed Unknown
Manuscript No
Style March Location Marshall's Band Library
Cataloger Perry Hartman
Date Cataloged 06/30/1993
Composed in 1915. "One of twelve marches Sousa composed for various expositions 
or fairs, 'The Pathfinder of Panama' was dedicated to the Panama Canal and the 
Panama-Pacific Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915. Sousa's Band played a 
nine-week engagement at the exposition. The march was composed at the request of 
Walter Anthony, a reporter for the 'San Francisco Call'. The Panama Canal was 
the pathfinder of Sousa's title; it shortened the ocean voyage between San 
Francisco and New York by 8,000 miles." 
The Works of John Philip Sousa 
pgs. 76-77 
Paul E. Bierley 
Integrity Press 
Missing Solo Trumpet part. 
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