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Music Of The American Revolution / Milnes, Mccoy, Et Al


Release Date: 07/09/1996 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80276   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalWilliam BillingsAnonymousJames Oswald,   ... 
Performer:  Barlow HealyJohn CiagliaJohn BenoitEdward Jesinsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas PyleNeely Bruce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife EnsembleContinental Harmony SingersLiberty Tree Wind Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Read more 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brickmaker March by Traditional
Performer:  Barlow Healy (Fife), John Ciaglia (Fife), John Benoit (Fife),
Edward Jesinsky (Fife), Craig Stopka (Fife), Daniel Mullen (Snare Drum)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
By the rivers of Watertown by William Billings
Conductor:  Thomas Pyle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Continental Harmony Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
The British Grenadiers by Anonymous
Performer:  John Ciaglia (Fife), Barlow Healy (Fife), Edward Jesinsky (Fife),
Daniel Mullen (Snare Drum), Craig Stopka (Fife), John Benoit (Fife)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1770; England 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Song on Liberty by Anonymous
Performer:  Jon Spong (Harpsichord), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
General Scott's March by Traditional
Performer:  William Purvis (French Horn), Donald MacCourt (Bassoon), Virginia Brewer (Oboe),
Ronald Roseman (Oboe), Robert Johnson (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liberty Tree Wind Players
Period: Classical 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Junto Song by Anonymous
Performer:  James Richman (Harpsichord), Seth McCoy (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Lovely Nancy by James Oswald
Performer:  John Ciaglia (Fife), Barlow Healy (Fife), Edward Jesinsky (Fife),
Craig Stopka (Fife), Daniel Mullen (Snare Drum), John Benoit (Fife)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Scotland 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Ciaglia 
8.
American Vicar of Bray by Anonymous
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
The states, o Lord "Independence" by William Billings
Conductor:  Neely Bruce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Continental Harmony Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
March of the 35th Regiment by Anonymous
Performer:  Ronald Roseman (Oboe), Robert Johnson (French Horn), Virginia Brewer (Oboe),
William Purvis (French Horn), Donald MacCourt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liberty Tree Wind Players
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
11.
Liberty Song by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Spong (Harpsichord), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Lady Hope's Reel by Traditional
Performer:  John Ciaglia (Fife), Barlow Healy (Fife), Edward Jesinsky (Fife),
Craig Stopka (Fife), Daniel Mullen (Snare Drum), John Benoit (Fife)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Parody on a Well-Known Liberty Song by Anonymous
Performer:  Seth McCoy (Tenor), James Richman (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14.
Warren by Abraham Wood
Conductor:  Neely Bruce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Continental Harmony Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Stone Grinds All by Anonymous
Performer:  Craig Stopka (Fife), Edward Jesinsky (Fife), Barlow Healy (Fife),
John Benoit (Fife), John Ciaglia (Fife)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Fife Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
16.
King's Own Regulars by Anonymous
Performer:  James Richman (Harpsichord), Seth McCoy (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
General Washington's March by Anonymous
Performer:  William Purvis (French Horn), Robert Johnson (French Horn), Virginia Brewer (Oboe),
Ronald Roseman (Oboe), Donald MacCourt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liberty Tree Wind Players
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
18.
Hymn on Peace by Abraham Wood
Conductor:  Neely Bruce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Continental Harmony Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
March for the 3rd Regiment of Foot, Lord Amherst's by John Reid
Performer:  Ronald Roseman (Oboe), Virginia Brewer (Oboe), Robert Johnson (French Horn),
William Purvis (French Horn), Donald MacCourt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liberty Tree Wind Players
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20.
March for the 76th Regiment Lord MacDonald's Highlanders by John Reid
Performer:  Donald MacCourt (Bassoon), Ronald Roseman (Oboe), Virginia Brewer (Oboe),
Robert Johnson (French Horn), William Purvis (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liberty Tree Wind Players
Period: Classical 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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