Edwin Eugene Bagley

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Birthday
29, 1857
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Jan 29, 1922 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1857
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Jan 29, 1922 (64)

About

Composed patriotic classic "National Emblem," which was played during the military's presenting and retiring of colors.

Before Fame

He composed "National Emblem" while on a train with his family band, but unhappy with its end, tossed the composition paper into the trash, where his family retrieved it.

Trivia

His "National Emblem" incorporated the first 12 notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a melody reminiscent of the National Anthem.

Family Life

His family was residing in Craftsbury, Vermont, when he was born.

Associated With

His "National Emblem" was John Philip Sousa's third most popular march with the first two being pieces by Sousa himself.