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Title Pathfinder Of Panama, The
Composer Sousa, John Philip Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number M-5028/A
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 08/02/1993
Notes
Glued to a heavy paper backing; apparently used for marching band. 
 
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 
1984 
 
Missing Solo Trumpet part. 
      
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