Dan Fogelberg: “Washington Post March” from The Innocent Age

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About “Washington Post March”

“Washington Post March” is a hidden song by Dan Fogelberg from his album The Innocent Age.

Arranged by Dan’s father Lawrence Peter Fogelberg and performed by the UCLA Band.

The “Washington Post March” is a military march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889. Sousa, known as “The March King,” wrote this piece to honor the Washington Post newspaper, which had recently become one of his band’s sponsors. The march is considered one of Sousa’s most popular and enduring works.

The march is written in the traditional form of a military march and is typically played by marching bands and military ensembles. Its opening melody is recognizable to many people, and it has been featured in various forms of media, including films, television shows, and advertisements.

The “Washington Post March” has become a patriotic symbol of American military pride and has been played at many important national events, including presidential inaugurations and military ceremonies. Its catchy melody and upbeat tempo have made it a favorite among audiences and musicians alike, and it remains a beloved piece of American musical history.

About The Innocent Age

Dan Fogelberg’s 1981 album, The Innocent Age, is a double album that showcases the singer-songwriter’s signature sound of acoustic guitar-driven soft rock. The album features intricate arrangements and lush production that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music. Fogelberg’s lyrics are introspective and often touch on themes of love, loss, and the passage of time.

The album’s standout tracks include the nostalgic “Same Old Lang Syne,” a poignant reflection on a chance encounter with an old flame on Christmas Eve, and the tender “Leader of the Band,” a tribute to Fogelberg’s father, a bandleader who instilled in him a love of music. Other notable tracks include the wistful “Run for the Roses” and the epic title track, which clocks in at over seven minutes and features multiple sections and time signatures.

The Innocent Age was a commercial success, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 and yielding several hit singles. Fogelberg’s mastery of melody and storytelling make this album a must-listen for fans of 1980s soft rock.

How to find “Washington Post March”

On CD: Play through “Leader Of The Band”

Listen to “Washington Post March”

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