This very worthwhile and interesting publication is a venture between LudwigMasters and the Library of Congress. It presents the history of the writing and original performances of this most famous of marches, The Stars and Stripes Forever. The in-depth forward by Frederick Fennell provides extremely valuable and interesting insights. Finally, this oversized publication contains a complete facsimile of Sousa's original, handwritten score for this musical gem. A wonderful addition for musicians and non-musicians, alike.