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"Land of Our Hearts" -
American Songs of War and Peace
(AMRC CD 0026)


It’s got lots of great music on it in some very catchy arrangements. As a choral director, I really like the choral selections … and was very pleased to hear how the two versions of "Chester" were connected by the tolling of the bell.  That was a very nice touch...thoroughly enjolyed the performances and the variety...a very nice CD.

--Bradford Conner, founding member of American Classics


This CD with 10 Premiere Recordings
features performances by:

[a] The Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus
[b] Philip Hawk and The Band of Musick
[c] The Yankee Tunesmiths
[d] The Union Confederacy
[e] The Sky Pilot Gospel Choir
[f] Plymouth Church Choir



Click the links for listening to music examples (for listening only):

+ = Premiere recording

I. War for Independence (American Revolution)

1. +"The Liberty Song" (1768, words by John Dickinson -
arr. by William A. Fisher) [a]

2. "British Grenadiers" and "Free America" - words by
Dr. Joseph Warren (1770)[b]

3. +"Father and I Went Down to Camp" (ca. 1776, words by Edward Bangs/
tune: "Yankee Doodle," arr. William A. Fisher) [a]

4. + "Chester" (William Billings - 1778 & 1786) [c + a with Paul Revere bell ]

5. +"The Lexington March" (tune: Yankke Doodle) [b]

6. +"Song of Thanksgiving" (tune: "Kittery" by William Billings)[a]


II. War of 1812

7. "The Star Spangled Banner" (tune: To Anacreon/ words: Francis Scott Key)[a]

8.+"Peace" (words: Esther Talbot, 1814/music: Roger Hall, 1981)[a]



III. The Civil War

09. "Dixie's Land" (or Dixie, 1859) - Daniel D. Emmett [d]

10. "Lincoln and Liberty"(1860) - campaign song [d]

11. "All Quiet Along The Potomac" (1861) - Mrs. Ethel Beers/W.H. Goodwin [d]

12. "The Bonnie Blue Flag" (1861) - words; Harry McCarthy [d]

13. +"John Brown" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1861-62) - original versions [a]

14. "Go Down, Moses" - Spiritual, ca. 1862 [e]

15. +"A Prayer For The Captive" - Sister Cecilia Devere [f]

16. "We Are Coming Father Abraam" (1862) - Stephen Foster [a]

17. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (1863) - Patrick Gilmore [d]

18. "Weeping, Sad and Lonely (When This Cruel War Is Over") -
words: Charles C. Sawyer/ music: Henry Tucker [d]


IV. World War I

19. +"Song of the Marching Men" from The New Earth cantata (1919) -
music by Henry Hadley [a]

20. +"Land of Our Hearts" (1918) (complete work)
words: John Hall Ingham/ music by George Whitefield Chadwick [a]


Click to hear the finale of
"Land of Our Hearts"
by George W. Chadwick







"Land of Our Hearts" -
American Songs of War and Peace
(AMRC CD 0026)

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