026: America’s Coming Out Party

Title page to the original sheet music for "Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis."
Title page to the original sheet music for “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis.”

The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly known today as the 1904 World’s Fair) marks America’s entry onto the world stage. Here is an assessment of the fair, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Fanfare

The Washington Post
Composed in 1889 by John Philip Sousa. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Marine Band. Public domain recording. Source.

Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed in 1896 by John Philip Sousa. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain recording. Source.

“Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis”
Composed in 1904 by Kerry Mills. Public domain.
Performed by Gary Hunter. Public domain. Source.

Suite for José Rizal

Closing Theme

 

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