I started piecing together the sounds in Audacity, but have yet to record in the whisper booth. I timed myself reciting the speech at the pace I want to record it then added the sounds at the end. I decided to use three different sounds. First, it will be completely silent except for the speech itself. After, I will cut to sounds of applause. That will fade out and I will have the sounds of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” playing and the cannons that they usually fire. I will overlap these two so you can hear both at the same time. Here is the link to my Sound Effects that have already been combined.
Link to the American Memory Project Page.