Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sidney Lanier” in chapter 1 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence.:
...of Independence was celebrated by the International Industrial Exhibition at Philadelphia.
The honor of writing the official cantata for this national occasion was conferred upon the Southern poet, Sidney Lanier .
The cantata, composed for Dudley Buck's music, was sung in the open air, by a chorus of many hundred voices, and with the accompaniment of a majestic orchestra.
Daniel Coit Gilman thus describes...
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