Monday, September 1, 2008

Original Civil War Sheet Music

There is an amazing collection of 2588 pieces of original sheet music from the American Civil War called the Civil War Sheet Music Collection on the Library of Congress website. The pieces listed below are some of the songs I will be introducing to the choirs in preparation for the Fall Choral Concert: "His Truth is Marching On – The Civil War in Story and Song", Oct. 19, 2008, 7 PM in the Winnebago Lutheran Academy gym.
The Battle Cry of Freedom
The Battle Cry of Freedom (Confederate)

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Brave McClellan is our leader now, or Glory Hallelujah! also the famous John Brown's Body
Glory, Hallelujah
Say Brothers, Will You Meet Us?

Bonnie Blue Flag
Answer to the Bonnie Blue Flag
Reply to the Bonnie Blue Flag
The Northern Star

I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land (from the equally amazing Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music Digital Collection)
Home, Sweet Home (from the Indiana University Sheet Music Collections)
Just Before the Battle, Mother
Marching Through Georgia (again, from Duke)
Maryland, My Maryland
Southern Marseillaise
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!
When Johnny Comes Marching Home

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