The Centennial Meditation of Columbia : a cantata for the inaugural ceremonies at Philadelphia, May 10, 1876.

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Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909. The Centennial Meditation of Columbia : a cantata for the inaugural ceremonies at Philadelphia, May 10, 1876.

The Centennial Meditation of Columbia : a cantata for the inaugural ceremonies at Philadelphia, May 10, 1876.

A cantata composed by Hartford, Connecticut, native Dudley Buck for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876). The poem was written by Sidney Lanier.

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Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

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Sidney Lanier was a noted Southern poet and composer, born in Macon, Georgia, on Feb. 3, 1842. He graduated from Oglethorpe University and voluntarily fought for the Confederacy as a member of the 2nd Battalion Infantry (Georgia), and the Signal Corps. It is likely that Lanier contracted tuberculosis during his stay at at Union prison camp, and the complications from that disease would affect Lanier his entire life. After the war, Lanier worked as a tutor and headmaster at an academy in Alabama ...

Centennial Exhibition 1876 Philadelphia, Pa.

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The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 marked the 100th anniversary of American freedom. The celebration took place in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10 and attracted over eight million visitors. The exhibition spread across 450 acres of ground in Fairmont Park and consisted of over 200 buildings. Planning for the event began in 1870, and in 1871, Congress established the United States Centennial Commission to plan and run the exhibition. The following year saw the incorporation of the Centenni...

Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909

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Composed c. 1879. First performed Music Teachers' National Assoc., Indianapolis. This work is not connected to Buck's 1868 organ work, "Concert variation on The Star-Spangled Banner".--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Festival overture : on the American national air, the star spangled banner / Dudley Buck. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43310428 American composer and organist. From the description of Autograph letter...