Letters, Sep. 27, 1943

Sousa Swung


I have just read with complete disgust . . . that Captain Glenn Miller has begun to "swing" the age-old, magnificent marches of John Philip Sousa (TIME, Sept. 6). . . .

When Sousa wrote them he left no room for improvement.


Portland, Me.

Sirs :

Captain Glenn Miller has the right idea swinging those Sousa marches. The tunes are marvelous but the way Army bands have played them in the past has made them sound like an old-fashioned victrola which needed to be wound up. . . .


Newton, Mass.


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