The Liberty Bell


May 28, 2022

The Liberty Bell is a military march composed by John Philip Sousa of the United States from 1893. It is one of Sousa's best-known compositions. The name of the march refers to the Liberty Bell tower clock in Philadelphia. On March, the orchestra is accompanied by tubular clocks, and in some arrangements also a ship's bell. Sousa finally released the march under its current name after seeing a large painting depicting the Liberty Bell at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair as a prop of a patriotic show. The Liberty Bell was Sousa's first composition to become a great financial success. Today, The Liberty Bell is best known as the flying circus of the British comedy series Monty Python. The march has also been featured at the inauguration of U.S. presidents since the 1990s.