"Land of Our Hearts" -
American Songs of War and Peace

Compiled and Edited by Roger Hall

This AMRC CD with 9 Premiere Recordings
features performances by
The Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus,
The Band of Musick,
The Yankee Tunesmiths,
The Sky Pilot Gospel Choir,
The Union Confederacy,
and
Plymouth Church Choir

 

 

 

Click the links for listening to the music examples (copyright AMRC):

I. War for Independence (American Revolution)

1. +"The Liberty Song" (1768, words by John Dickinson - arr. by W.A. Fisher)
2. "British Grenadiers" and "Free America" (1770, words: Dr. Joseph Warren)
3. +"Father and I Went Down to Camp" (ca. 1776, words by Edward Bangs/
tune: Yankee Doodle, arr. William Arms Fisher)
4. "Chester" (William Billings - 2 versions, 1778, 1786)
5. +"The Lexington March" (tune: Yankke Doodle)
6. +"Song of Thanksgiving" (tune: Kittery by William Billings, ed. Roger Hall)

 

II. War of 1812

7. "The Star Spangled Banner" (tune: To Anacreon/ words: Francis Scott Key)
8.+"Peace" (words: Esther Talbot, 1814/music: Roger Hall, 1981)

 

 

III. The Civil War

09. "Dixie's Land" (or Dixie, 1859) - Daniel D. Emmett
10. "Lincoln and Liberty"(1860) - campaign song
11. "All Quiet Along The Potomac" (1861) - Mrs. Ethel Beers/W.H. Goodwin
12. "The Bonnie Blue Flag" (1861) - words; Harry McCarthy
13. +"John Brown" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1861-62) - Julia Ward Howe
14. "Go Down, Moses" - Spiritual, ca. 1862
15. +"A Prayer For The Captive" - Sister Cecilia Devere
16. "We Are Coming Father Abraam" (1862) - Stephen Foster
17. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (1863) - Patrick Gilmore
18. "Weeping, Sad and Lonely (When This Cruel War Is Over")-
words: Charles C. Sawyer/ music: Henry Tucker

 


IV. World War I

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

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

"Land of Our Hearts" - fifth verse and finale

 


+ = Premiere recording

 

 

 


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

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DVD: "Give Us This Day"
Preserving Two American Choral Traditions

 


 


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