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Pan-American Exposition of 1901

Sheet Music of the Pan-American Exposition

There has always been a component of the American sheet music industry that capitalized upon current events to increase sales. The Pan-American Exposition was not excluded from this practice. At least three dozen compositions were written to celebrate some aspect of the Exposition or to commemorate the death of President William McKinley. This output includes works by band leaders such as Thomas Preston Brooke, John Philip Sousa, and Francesco Fanciulli, who came to the Exposition to perform with their bands. Sheet music at the turn of the century was still prevalently issued in the larger format with illustrated title pages. The illustrations include portraits of band leaders and dignitaries, views of Exposition buildings and scenes, and general boosterism for the Exposition and the city of Buffalo.



Songs

Are you a Buffalo?
Are You a Buffalo?
Words by Edward P. Moran ; music by Harry von Tilzer. New York : Shapiro, Bernstein & Von Tilzer, c1901. At head of title: The craze of the century. Color illustration with four buffalo head Order of Buffaloes insignia surrounding a photographic portrait of Carroll Johnson by Bushnell. A second copy has a photographic portrait of Lew. Dockstader on the same background. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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At the Pan-American Fair in 1901
At the Pan-American Fair in 1901 / by Theo. Douglas.
[Buffalo, NY] (45 North Division St.) : Graser Bros., printers, c1899. Issued with: Two Boys in Blue : dedicated to the 13th Reg't., U.S. Infantry / by Edward C. Koeppen. Includes 7 p. of advertisements for local merchants and 1 p. story of the 13th Regiment's part in a battle on San Juan Hill. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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At the Pan-I-Marry-Can
At the Pan-American Fair in 1901, By Theo. Douglas.
[Buffalo, NY] (45 North Division St.) : Graser Bros., printers, c1899. Issued with: Two Boys in Blue : dedicated to the 13th Reg't., U.S. Infantry / by Edward C. Koeppen. Includes 7 p. of advertisements for local merchants and 1 p. story of the 13th Regiment's part in a battle on San Juan Hill. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Don't put me off at Buffalo any more
Don't Put Me Off at Buffalo Any More, Words by William Jerome ; music by Jean Scwartz.
New York : Shapiro, Bernstein & Von Tilzer, c1901. Color illustration of four scenes depicted in the song, two scenes of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and a photographic portrait of Maude Nugent. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Hurrah for Buffalo, 1901 : Souvenir Song, Words and melody by Myron Fowler Near ; harmony by Mary Holden Near.
Buffalo (269 Main St.), N.Y. : Denton, Cottier and Daniels, c1901. Negative print (white on dark blue). Illustration: small images of Niagara Falls, a buffalo head, and the Electric Tower at the Pan-American Exposition. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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The Lilliputian Queen
The Lilliputian Queen, By Erwin C. Koeppen.
[S.l.] : E.C. Koeppen?, c1901. "Respectfully dedicated to Chiquita, the doll lady". At head of title: "The Mascot of the Pan-American Exposition." Back cover contains advertisements for Bostock's Great Animal Arena at the Pan-American Exposition.

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Pan. Pan. Pan., Words by Will. D. Cobb ; music by Gus. Edwards.
New York : Howley, Haviland & Dresser, c1901. Dedicated to "The Kid." Color illustration of three women and two men entering the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. Two black and white photographs of the composer and lyricist are in the lower corners. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Put me off at Buffalo : the one and only Buffalo song
Put Me Off at Buffalo : the One and Only Buffalo Song, Words by Harry Dillon ; music by John Dillon.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1895. Plate no. 2024. At head of title: "The souvenir song of the Exposition." Color illustration: four stereotypical representations of five ethnic groups, African, Turkish, Native American, Asian, and Southern American. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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A Trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. In Buffalo
A Trip to Buffalo : A Musical Extravaganza. In Buffalo, Lyrics by Harry B. Marshall ; music by William Loraine.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1901. Plate no.: 3908-3. Color illustration of gondolier boats on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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A Trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. Maidie come be my lady
A Trip to Buffalo : AMusical Extravaganza. Maidie Come Be My Lady, Lyrics by Harry B. Marshall ; music by William Loraine.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1901. Plate no.: 4552-4. Color illustration of gondolier boats on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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A Trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. An oriental maid
A Trip to Buffalo : A Musical Extravaganza. An Oriental Maid, Lyrics by Harry B. Marshall ; music by William Loraine.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1901. Plate no.: 3902-3. Color illustration of gondolier boats on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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A Trip to Buffalo : descriptive
A Trip to Buffalo : Descriptive, by Theo. Bendix.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1901. Plate no.: 3848-6. Green, white, and black title page illustration of a traveler arriving at the Pan American Exposition of 1901 in Buffalo, New York. Courtesy of Brenda Battleson.

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Laments for President William McKinley

Just as composers participated in the celebration of the Pan-American Exposition by composing music about or dedicated to the Exposition, so did many write music to commemorate the death of President William McKinley.

Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, Music by J. S. Fearis ; words by Jessie Brown Pounds.
Chicago : Forster Music, c1901. Three arrangements in one copy: soprano solo with organ or piano acc., quartet of men's voices, or a quartet of women's voices. At head of title: As sung at the funeral of our martyred president William McKinley by the Euterpean Quartette. Illustration: photograph of William McKinley in center over photographs of members of the Euterpean Quartette, Harriet Levinger, FannieLevinger, Jeannette Bauhof, and Katherine Baehrens. The photographs are set within a decorative frame, lithographed by Falk & Co. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library. View Sheet Music

A Hymn
A Hymn, Words and music by Milton H. Kohn ; arr. by Lee Orean Smith.
New York : Vandersloot Music Co., c1901. Illustration: portrait of President William McKinley / drawn by A. J. Dewey. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

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McKinley's Memorial March : in memory of our late beloved President, Arranged by Harry J. Lincoln.
Williamsport, Pa. : United States Music Co., c1901. Text of poem: In memory of our beloved President / by C. A. Mulliner on p. [2]. Illustration: photograph of William S. McKinley. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Our country's loss
Our Country's Loss, Words composed and music arranged by Mrs. Harry D. Hedger.
Boston, Mass. : Mrs. Harry D. Hedger, c1902. Illustration: photograph of President William McKinley set between two U.S. flags and a photograph of Mrs. Harry D. Hedger, captioned "First lady cycle rider in the U.S.A." University Archives. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

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President Wm. McKinley's Favorite Hymns : words and music., Nearer, my God, to Thee and Lead Kindly Light.
Chicago : Edwards Deutsch & Heitmann, 1901. Illustration: portrait of Pres. William McKinley set inside wreath, below eagle holding U.S. banner. Brief biography of McKinley on back cover. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Piano Music

The Buffalo march : for the piano
The Buffalo March : For the Piano, By Thomas Preston Brooke, conductor of the Chicago Marine Band.
Cincinnati : John Church Co., c1901. Plate no.: 13882-4. At head of title: "Dedicated to the Pan-American Exposition." Illustration: a portrait of Thomas Preston Brooke set inside wreath and a buffalo jumping through the letter B in the title. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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The Electric Century march and two step
The Electric Century March and Two Step, By F. Fanciulli, Bandmaster 71st Reg't Band.
New York : W. Paris Chambers, c1901. "Respectfully dedicated to the Hon. W.I. Buchanan, Director General, Pan American Exposition 1901." Color illustration: the Electric Tower at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Exposition march and two step
Exposition March and Two Step, By W. Franklin Hartenstine.
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.) : Denton, Cottier & Daniels, c1900. At head of title: To the directors of the Pan-American Exposition. Color illustration: the official medallion logo of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo / Raphael Beck, pinx. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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From Mexico to Buffalo : March, Composed by A.F. Weldon.
Chicago, Ill. : N. Nelson, c1901. Illustration: oval photographs of the Castle of Chapultepec, the National Palace, City of Mexico, and Francisco E. Lacroix, in setting with Mexican and United States flags. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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The Invincible Eagle March, By John Philip Sousa.
Cincinnati : John Church Co., c1901. Plate no. 13962-4. Illustration: portrait of Sousa. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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March of the Buffaloes : Two-step, Composed by Fred. L. Ryder.
Chicago : McKinley Music, c1901. Illustration: a herd of buffalo. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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The Pan-American Cake Walk, By Harry J. Weiler.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Harry J. Weiler, c1900. At head of caption title: Respectfully dedicated to the directors of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, Buffalo, N.Y. Color illustration: a buffalo set within a frying pan inside a red, white, and blue banner, with eagle atop. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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The Pan-American : characteristic March and Two-Step, Composed by Estelle Edwards.
Baltimore, MD. : Cohen & Hughes, c1901. At head of title: Respectfully dedicated to Hon. Chas. B. Aycock, Governor of North Carolina. Color illustration: Native American holding a globe in which the title is set / Rickert. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Pan-American Exposition march
Pan-American Exposition March : Two-step, op. 29, By H. Geo. Evans.
With 2nd work by Evans: D.M. V. March : Two-step, op. 28Johnstown, Pa. : Pepper-Evans Music Co., c1901.Illustration: inset photo. of H. Geo. Evans University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Pan-American Exposition march and two step
Pan-American Exposition March and Two Step, Composed by E. B. Ralph.
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.) : Denton, Cottier & Daniels, c1898. "Dedicated to Fred. C. M. Lautz, Buffalo, N.Y." Issued in 1898 with title page illustrated with photographic portraits of J. M. Brinker, Pres. And Fred. C. M. Lautz, Treasurer of the Pan-American Exposition Co. Issued in 1901 with photograph of sculpture by Isidore Konti titled "Gay Music", exhibited at the Pan-American Exposition in the Temple of Music. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Pan-American Exposition March and Two-Step, By Hans S. Liné.
Chicago : Windsor Music, c1901. Color illustration: drawings of three buildings from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo: the U.S. Government Building, the Albright Art Gallery, and the Service Building. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Pan-American Exposition: three step
Pan-American Exposition: Three Step, Composed by Ida A. Gethoefer.
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.) : Denton, Cottier & Daniels, c1898. "Dedicated to Johannes Gelbke." Color illustration: image Native American in headdress set inside a frying pan. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Pan-American march : Buffalo 1901
Pan-American March : Buffalo 1901, By Edward D. Anderson.
Washington D.C. : Sanders & Stayman, c1899. At head of title: To the Board of Directors Pan-American Exposition. Color illustration: photograph of a buffalo. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Pan-American march : for piano. op. 44
Pan-American March : for piano, op. 44, By D. F. Bradley.
Utica, N.Y. : D.F. Bradley, c1901. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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The Pan-American March, op. 195
The Pan-American March, op. 195, By B. P. Austin.
Hammondsport, N.Y.: Hammondsport Music Co., c1901. "Dedicated to the Exposition at Buffalo, N.Y." Illustration: photograph of the United States Government building at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Set on red, white, and blue background. Courtesy of Kerry S. Grant.

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Pan-American : March and Two Step, By James. H. Austin.
New York : Richard A. Saalfield, c1901. Illustration: drawing of North and South America shaking hands, symbolized by George Washington and Simon Bolivar. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Pan-American March and Two-Step, Composed by E. R. Wright.
Fargo, N.D. : Stones Music House, c1900. At head of caption title: To the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo 1901. Color illustration: photographic portrait of the composer (?) set inside a medallion on a ribbon. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Pan-American : Two-step and March of 1901, By Homer R. S. Klock.
Stamford, Conn. : Homer R.S. Klock, c1900. Illustration: inset photo. of H. Geo. EvansUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Music Library.

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Pan-American waltz
Pan-American Waltz, Composed by Meranda H. Haussauer.
Buffalo, N.Y. (217 Virginia St.) : J.S. & M.H. Haussauer, c1899. Color illustration: map of North and South America. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

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Panamericana : morceau charateristique, By Victor Herbert.
New York : M. Witmark & Sons, 1901. Plate no.: 4551-4. At head of title: to John G. Milburn, Esq. President of the Pan American Exposition Buffalo N.Y. Color illustration: the Pan-American Exposition at night. Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Audio: Performance by University at Buffalo faculty member, pianist Stephen Manes. Recorded June 9, 2001, 2:30 p.m. in the Lobby of Slee Hall during June in Buffalo.

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