Souvenir Music from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

8. The Ferris Wheel March and Two-Step

This piece was published somewhat later than the rest of the songs on this album; it did not appear until 1899. Little is known about Lapin, except that he became a second-tier composer of piano rags, some with questionable titles (“The Darkies Delight,” for example). We include this as part of a trilogy of tunes celebrating the most iconic structure of the Fair.

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Performer: Chris White, piano.