Taking to the Skies
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"Taking to the Skies: The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation" is an On Display project first developed in December 2003.
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"Song of the Wright Boys"
Composer: Words and Music by Mary E. Knostman
Publisher: Reisbach & Knostman, 1909
Performed by: Christopher Flint, bass, Jon Kalbfleisch, piano

Recorded for The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C., in 2003. Performances by Fleta Hylton, soprano; Byron Jones, tenor; Christopher Flint, bass; and Jon Kalbfleisch, piano.

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