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Chadwick’s Ode to the Chicago World’s Fair

On October 21, 1892 Theodore Thomas conducted the nascent Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of George Chadwick’s Columbus Ode which he wrote for the opening of the Chicago World’s Fair.

Chadwick based his composition on the poem Columbian Ode by Harriet Monroe.


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See the entire score here: http://www.archive.org/stream/odeforopeningwo00monrgoog#page/n1/mode/1up

Read the poem online in the original 1892 souvenir booklet here: http://www.archive.org/stream/columbianode00monr#page/n0/mode/2up

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