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Bolívar's Triumphal March

The composer of this march, Thomas Simpson Cooke, was an Irish instrumentalist and singer. The performer on this recording (the first known) is Jonathan Summers, the British Library Sound Archive Classical Music Curator, playing a Yamaha electric piano.

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[C12616-09] [C12616-10]

Image: Cover “Triumphal March for the Piano Forte” [BL h.324.(11.)]

Image: Music score [BL h.324.(11.)]
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[C12617-01] [C12617-02]

Image: Music score [BL h.324.(11.)]

Image: Music score [BL h.324.(11.)]
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Source: Thomas Simpson Cooke, Bolívar's Triumphal March for the Piano Forte, London, 1819.

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Image: Music score [BL h.324.(11.)]

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