—John Philip Sousa (1854–1932)
Composed at the request of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, major
league baseball’s first high commissioner, Sousa’s setting featured four
baseball bat solos and is a great musical tribute to “America's Pastime”
(Source: Keith Brion). A true gem, The National Game captures
all of the excitement of being at the ball park with the “boys of summer”.