Joseph Wagner

Josef Franz Wagner was an Austrian military bandmaster and composer - sometimes known as the the Austrian March King.

He is best known for his 1902 march Unter dem Doppeladler (Under the Double Eagle), referring to the double eagle in the coat of arms of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. The march became a favourite part of the repertoire of American composer and bandleader, John Philip Sousa, who recorded it three times. The piece is now the official regimental march of the 1st Austrian Artillery Regiment Number 2.

Click for soundtrack of Under the Double Eagle