Sheet Music: Powhatan's Daughter

TitlePowhatan's Daughter
ComposerJohn Philip Sousa (1854–1932)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
RangeB♮4–Ab6
Time signature2/2
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time3:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-08-27
Last updated2021-08-27
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Friday 27 August 2021

Tune of the Day: Powhatan's Daughter

by John Philip Sousa, transcribed for solo flute

This lively cut-time march is the work of America's “March King”, John Philip Sousa. In The Works of John Philip Sousa (1984), music historian Paul E. Bierley writes:

This was the march that first endeared Sousa to the Indians of America. It was a salute to Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, and was written for the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. This exposition marked the three hundredth anniversary of the first English settlement in America.

Thanks to Elan for suggesting this piece!