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    Transit of Venus March Transit of Venus The Library of Congress joins with NASA in celebrating the second "transit of Venus" since December 6, 1882, by providing access to the score and band parts of John Philip Sousa's "Transit of Venus March." In addition to the score and parts, which can be printed directly from this Web site, we also provide a recording, additional sheet music, and other...
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1769

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    Related Resources - Transit of Venus March - Digital Collections Library of Congress Web Resources The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals (Cornell University) External The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals (University of Michigan) External Search on the phrase
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    Rights and Access - Transit of Venus March - Digital Collections The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or...
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    Image Gallery - Transit of Venus March - Digital Collections Many images depicting the Transit of Venus can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress. For this Web presentation, we selected several historic engravings and drawings as well as a printing of an article published by Benjamin Franklin in the journal of the Royal Society of London.
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    Benjamin Franklin's Royal Society of London Article - Transit of Venus March - Digital Collections In 1769 Benjamin Franklin published an article in the prestigious journal of the Royal Society of London presenting the transit of Venus observations of Messrs. Biddle and Bayley. Some historians credit this account from pre-revolutionary America as the first occasion on which American science went on display before the international community, an occasion made all the more propitious for involving a natural phenomenon that...
  • Notated Music
    Transit of Venus march vocal score | 1 score (12 p.) + 23 parts; 8 1/2" x 11" | March first performed on April 19, 1883 by the United States Marine Band, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Revised and arranged by Loras John Schissel Printed score and band parts. Vocal Score (Form). Vocal Score (Form). Musical Score And Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: Schissel, Loras John - Sousa, John Philip

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  • Notated Music
    Transit of Venus sheet music | 5 p. of music | "As played by Sousa's Peerless Band"--Cover. (General). Title from cover. (General). Arr. for piano solo. (General). Page [2] is blank. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: J.W. Pepper - Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1896

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  • Notated Music
    Transit of Venus march vocal score | 16 parts ; 13 x 18 cm. | Vocal Score (Form). Vocal Score (Form). Instrumental Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: J.W. Pepper - Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1883

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    Venus march Instrumental parts | 16 parts; 8 1/2" x 11" | "J.W. Pepper's Twentieth Century Journal" Instrumental Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: J.W. Pepper - Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1902

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  • Audio Recording
    Transit of Venus march sound recording | 1 compact disc | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Schissel, Loras J. - Virginia Grand Military Band
    • Date: 2003
  • Article
    What is the Transit of Venus? Article. There have been fifty-two transits of Venus across the face of the Sun since 2000 B.C., but until 1643 A.D., no human was known to have observed this astronomical rarity.