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Oh, Francis Scott Key
Today's run in Baltimore took me past another of Baltimore's musical monuments, a 1907 statue commemorating Francis Scott Key. This monument sits in the city's Bolton Hill neighborhood, about five miles travel from Fort McHenry, that of Star Spangled Banner fame. For more information, see this post on the Monument City blog.
Ottorino Respighi, "Huntingtower: Ballad for Band" Program Notes
Huntingtower: Ballad for Band Ottorino Respighi Born: July 9, 1879, Bologna, Italy Died: April 18, 1936 Rome, Italy Composed: 1932 Duration: 7 minutes Ottorino Respighi composed Huntingtower in 1932, on a commission from the American Bandmaster’s Association (ABA), in honor of the recently deceased conductor and musical icon, John Philip Sousa. Edwin Franko Goldman and the ABA approached Respighi shortly after Sousa’s death, hoping for a work that the United States Army Band
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