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Airline March, The

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Edgar W. Croft

Edgar W. Croft (arr. Dean McMakin)

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Subtitles: The Ship That Made Milwaukee Famous and Lawsonomy Song

General Info

Year: c. 1919
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The cover of The Airline March's score depicts Alfred Lawson, and also shows the subtitle Lawsononomy. Alfred William Lawson (March 24, 1869 – November 29, 1954) was a professional baseball player, manager, and league promoter from 1887 through 1916 and went on to play a pioneering role in the U.S. aircraft industry.

After the war, in 1919 Lawson started a project to build America's first airline. He secured financial backing, and in five months he had built and demonstrated in flight his biplane airliner, the 18-passenger Lawson L-2. He demonstrated its capabilities in a 2000-mile multi-city tour from Milwaukee to Chicago-Toledo-Cleveland-Buffalo-Syracuse-New York City-Washington, D.C.-Collinsville-Dayton-Chicago and back to Milwaukee, creating a buzz of positive press.

He later propounded his own philosophy, Lawsonomy, and the Lawsonian religion.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

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  • Orcas Island (Wash.) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) – 17 December 2017
  • AirVenture Band – 2013

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