Souvenir Music from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

14. Columbus; or, The World’s Fair Grand March

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Composed by Frank Drayton

Very little is known about Frank Drayton—so much so that some believe that “Frank Drayton” was actually a pseudonym of the composer and publisher James Beckel (1811–1905) (no relation to the contemporary American composer Jim Beckel). The use of pseudonyms was very common in this period, for a variety of reasons; perhaps Beckel, who published this piece, did not want to appear to be a vanity press outfit.

View the MP3 in Omeka.

Performer: Chris White, piano.