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Transit of Venus

Posted at 4:53 PM on June 5, 2012 by Rex Levang

If you're a fan of all things Transit of Venus, you'll want to know about this page from the Library of Congress, detailing the musical side of the great astronomical event.

Sousa's march, "The Transit of Venus," and Sousa's novel, "The Transit of Venus" are only two of the topics covered.