March of the Mitten Men

Alternate Title: Power and Glory

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.

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  • Year: 1923

Comments (2)

  • N. Monson

    N. Monson

    09 February 2016 at 13:50 |
    My grandfather and Mr. Sousa appeared on an RCA recording of the March of the Mitten Men. My grandfather, Lieut. Albert W. Eckenroth became the band's director after Sousa.
    • Limda

      Limda

      09 July 2017 at 05:49 |
      What a wonderful heritage! Love Sousa marches! Don't we all? ❤️

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