March of the Mitten Men
Sousa composed this march in June 1923 in honor of Thomas E. Mitten, president of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. Mitten's company owned Willow Grove Park, where Sousa's Band played every summer for decades. Mitten's trolleys also carried the audiences to the park. The original title was "March Of The Mitten Men", but Sousa agreed to his publisher's suggestion to change the title to the more evocative "Power And Glory" for a subsequent printing. The march includes Mitten's favorite hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldiers" by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
- Year: 1923