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The best American classical music
Composed almost 80 years before it was used as a signature tune for Monty Python's Flying Circus (think exploding heads and large crushing feet appearing from the sky), this cheery American march is used at surprisingly formal occasions! Written for Sousa's unfinished operetta, The Devil's Deputy, the Liberty Bell march is now a staple at presidential inaugurations: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all heard the piece, performed by the United States Marine Corps Band.