Philip Phile

Philip Phile

Philip Phile was an American composer and violinist. His year of birth is uncertain, but believed to be approximately 1734. [ Penn Library] [ American Composer Timeline] His works include a lost Violin Concerto (1787), but he is best known for " The President's March", written and performed at the inauguration of President George Washington.

He died in 1793.

Joseph Hopkinson arranged the piece with lyrics and titled it "Hail Columbia". It was first performed by Gilbert Fox at the Chestnut Street Theatre on April 25, 1798. It is best known under this title and was once a strong candidate for U.S. national anthem, though today it has, unlike other candidates, such as "America the Beautiful", been largely forgotten, although it continues to appear in films set in the United States during the nineteenth century.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Music history of the United States during the colonial era — History of the United States Military Postal Diplomatic Expansionist Religious Industrial Feminist Music …   Wikipedia

  • Ravenous — Infobox Film name = Ravenous caption = Theatrical release poster producer =Adam Fields David Heyman Tim Van Rellim writer = Ted Griffin starring = Guy Pearce Robert Carlyle Jeremy Davies Jeffrey Jones David Arquette Neal McDonough director =… …   Wikipedia

  • 1793 in music — Events *September 25 The Chevalier de Saint Georges, the black Mozart , loses his command and is imprisoned at Houdainville. * Niccolò Paganini debuts as a violin virtuoso at age 11 Popular Music * None listed Classical Music *Jan Ladislav Dussek …   Wikipedia

  • Hail, Columbia — was the unofficial national anthem of the United States until its replacement in 1931 by the officially mandated Star Spangled Banner . It was originally composed by Philip Phile in 1789 for the inauguration of George Washington, titled The… …   Wikipedia

  • Columbia (name) — For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation) and British Columbia. Personified Columbia, from a World War I patriotic poster. Columbia (   …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Hopkinson — (November 12, 1770 January 15, 1842) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.Joseph Hopkinson (son of Francis Hopkinson) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at… …   Wikipedia

  • Ravenous — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda RAVENOUS Título Ravenous Ficha técnica Dirección Antonia Bird Producción Adam Fields, David Heyman, Tim Van Relim Guión …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hail Columbia — Hail, Columbia …   Википедия

  • -phil — comb. form var. of PHILE. * * * I. ˌfil noun combining form or phile ˌfīl ( s) Etymology: French phile, from Greek philos, from philos beloved, dear, loving : one that loves : lover : one having a fondness or affinity for or a strong attraction… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Columbo — Not to be confused with Colombo. This article is about the TV film series. For other uses, see Columbo (disambiguation). Columbo Peter Falk (right) as Lt. Columbo, 1974 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.