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Music of the War of 1812 /  Various

Music of the War of 1812 / Various


~ Various Artists

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THE WAR OF 1812 spawned a huge variety of songs and instrumental music in America. From the early stirrings of party politics under President Adams, and the traumatic effect of Jefferson's Embargo in 1807, through the triumphal defense of Fort McHenry and last major battle at New Orleans, Americans took pen to paper. We tore at our political opponents, dramatized the great sea battles between huge frigates in full sail, and heaped praise upon heroes like Hull, Perry and Jackson. Largely circulated through newspapers and on broadsides and within songsters, these lyrics were performed widely on the streets and in theaters, at large public dinners and at Independence Day celebrations -- by amateur singers, professionals, soldiers, sailors, and sweethearts. The central story of 'Music of the War of 1812' is that surrounding the birth of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as a typical parody of a melody then quite popular. So jump in -- listen, think and imagine! David Hildebrand, Ph.D. ---------------------------------- Guest artists include Ginger Hildebrand (voice, guitar, violin), Laura Hildebrand (violin), John Burkhalter (recorder), Jonathan Palmer Lakeland (piano & choral conductor), and singers from the Westminster Choir College: Alexa Cottrell, Nicole Fragala, Amanda Gillin, Elizabeth Frasciello, Chris Filice, Jamison Barrett, Giancarlo D'elia, Emily Johnston, Teresa Bonilla, Brianne Pantalone, Holly Scovell, and Andrew Skitko, as well as The United States Naval Academy Glee Club, directed by Aaron Smith, and The Sons of Harmony, St. John's College, Annapolis, directed by Peter Kalkavage. Recorded, edited and mastered by John C. Baker with Sam Ward; CD version of broadcast re-edited and reassembled by Sam Ward. Broadcast Executive Producer: Peter Fretwell, WWFM, who also recorded the broadcast narration and assembled the program. graphic design and typesetting: Kate Van Winkle Keller cover illustration: The Constitution and the Guerriere by Thomas Birch, courtesy of the United States Naval Academy Museum photo on back: Stephanie Miller Photography For full text of radio program narration, index of track numbers, listing of musical selections and performers for each, plus more detailed information about both discs, please visit our 1812 website, or that of the Colonial Music Institute. For wholesale orders of this CD set, and for David & Ginger Hildebrands' availability for lectures, concerts, workshops, etc. please email or call (410) 544-6149 Also published by the Colonial Music Institute is an extensive collection of modern arrangements of many of these pieces, entitled: 'Music of the War of 1812 in America' [242 pages, $30] Other CMI recordings of early American music include: -Over the Hills and Far Away: Being A Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis -Music of the Charles Carroll Family: 1785-1832 -George Washington: Music for the First President (companion music book available) -Music in the Life of Benjamin Franklin (companion music book available)

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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Music of the War of 1812 / Various
Genre: Spoken
Theme: Compilations
Release Date: 11/23/2012
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638210263
UPC: 727908135107
Item #: 905810X