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From 1904, a fast-paced number, Circus Gallop, played by John Philip Sousa's Band.

Circus Gallop

Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 509
Category Band (descriptive)
Title Circus Gallop
Performed by Sousa's Band
Circa 1903-1904
Announcement "Circus Gallop, played by Sousa's Band.   Columbia record."

Enjoy this snappy little piece complete with descriptive circus shouts of "sieg heil!" (hail victory!) – a common exclamation co-opted decades later by the Nazi's.

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Interested in learning more and hearing other wax cylinder recordings by John Philip Sousa and his bands?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
09/1999 La Media Noche Mexican dance United States Marine Band 1891
07/2002 Stars and Stripes Forever March Band Sousa's Band 1901


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