Music Of The American Revolution: The Birth Of Liberty

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Music Of The American Revolution: The Birth Of Liberty 55:41 $11.98
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1 The Brickmaker March 01:04 $1.49 Buy
2 Lamentation Over Boston 05:12 $1.49 Buy
3 March For The 3rd. Regt. Of Foot, Lord Amherst's 01:11 $1.49 Buy
4 British Grenadiers 01:17 $1.49 Buy
5 Song On Liberty 02:55 $1.49 Buy
6 General Scott's March 01:05 $1.49 Buy
7 Junto Song 02:21 $1.49 Buy
8 Lovely Nancy 01:15 $1.49 Buy
9 American Vicar Of Bray 04:28 $1.49 Buy
10 Independence 07:00 $1.49 Buy
11 March Of The 35th Regiment 02:00 $1.49 Buy
12 Liberty Song 03:38 $1.49 Buy
13 Lady Hope's Reel 01:22 $1.49 Buy
14 Parody Upon A Well-Known Liberty Song 03:15 $1.49 Buy
15 March For The 76th Regt. 01:25 $1.49 Buy
16 Warren 04:16 $1.49 Buy
17 Stone Grinds All 01:07 $1.49 Buy
18 The King's Own Regulars 04:38 $1.49 Buy
19 Washington's March 01:32 $1.49 Buy
20 A Hymn Of Peace 04:40 $1.49 Buy

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Just in time for the Fourth of July festivities, this reissue of music from the American Revolution restores to the catalog a classic of the original Recorded Anthology of American Music. It is a scholarly and well-programmed musical recreation of a defining moment in the nation's history, mixing propaganda songs, psalmody, fife-and-drum music, and wind band music, the four types of music most prevalent and popular at the time. Highlights include baritone Sherrill Milnes's renditions of three propaganda songs, in particular the stirring "Liberty Song", probably the most popular of these songs; tenor Seth McCoy's biting rendition of The King's Own Regulars, a wickedly comic song lampooning the British Army; William Billings's two hymns, the moving Lamentation Over Boston, commemorating the occupation of that city in 1775-1776, set to a text which paraphrases verses from Psalm 137 (By the rivers of Babylon), and Independence, an uplifting exhortation to all men, new "Americans" in particular, to answer to no king but the one true King;

Abraham Wood's two hymns, the extraordinarily tender and evocative Warren, a lament for a young and courageous patriot leader who fell in the Battle of Bunker Hill; and A Hymn on Peace, which brings the disc to a joyous and rousing conclusion. Spirited renditions of popular marches and dances of the time, played by fife-and-drum ensembles and wind bands, are generously sprinkled throughout the collection. The accompanying 40-page booklet contains extensive scholarly notes situating the music in its historical context, complete song texts, a selected bibliography and even a table of important events of the American Revolution.