18 Pieces of Sheet Music and a Pamphlet with a Washington, D.C. Connection
Lot 553. 18 Pieces of Sheet Music and a Pamphlet with a Washington, D.C. Connection Two of the songs represented in this collection are associated with D.C. newspapers. In 1889, John Philip Sousa, leader of the U.S. Marine Band, composed the “Washington Post March” for an essay contest sponsored by the “Washington Post” newspaper. Thirty-five years later, Capt. W. J. Stannard, leader of the U.S. Army Band, created “The Washington Evening Star March” for the rival newspaper. The “Washington Post” sheet music is from 1959 and vg with a name on the front cover and music notations inside. The “Evening Star” sheet music is a 1924 original, a supplement to the newspaper. G-vg. The other sheet music is: “The Star Spangled Banner as Played by the United States Marine Band,” 1942, vg; “Cherry Blossom Time,” Stephen V. Stacy, 1951, four copies “Dedicated to Beautiful Washington, D.C.” and showing cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument on the cover, vg-ex; “Washington,” by Jessie and William Pierson, scarce, four 1919 and one 1920 editions, average g+; “Casino Anniversary March & Two Step,” Prof. Victor H. Johns, 1911, f, Casino Theatre pictured on the cover; and “Just One Dream of the Girl, Girl, Girl,” Raymond R. Zimmerman, 1911, five copies, f+, published by H. Kirkus Dugdale Co. of D.C. Also, a 34-page softcover publication, “The Music of George Washington’s Time,” 1931 from the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, vg+. Minimum Bid $20.