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Blue & Gray - Songs Of The Civil War


Release Date: 02/18/2003 
Label:  Altissimo   Catalog #: 5574   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalGeorge R. PoultonPhilip PhileCharles Lloyd Barnhouse,   ... 
Performer:  Ben MorrisTim WhiteCarl Hawkins WileyDaniel Nevius,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy BandUnited States Navy Sea ChantersEurope United States Air Force Band,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music and song have had an impact throughout time and the Civil War was no exception. During the Civil War, music and musical instruments served a practical purpose. Drums were used to keep soldiers in line. Fifes were popular instruments because they could be heard over cannon noise. And bugles were used as a way to issue commands. Songs from the Civil War served many purposes. They were used to tell stories, be it a soldier's or a slave's. Certain songs were used to inspire troops, while other songs were about a soldier missing home or about people at home missing a soldier. The Civil War was a turbulent time in American history and much was lost. Fortunately, most of the music and songs survived. Music and song have had an impact throughout time and the Civil War was no exception. During the Civil War, music and musical instruments served a practical purpose. Drums were used to keep soldiers in line. Fifes were popular instruments because they could be heard over cannon noise. And bugles were used as a way to issue commands. Songs from the Civil War served many purposes. They were used to tell stories, be it a soldier's or a slave's. Certain songs were used to inspire troops, while other songs were about a soldier missing home or about people at home missing a soldier. The Civil War was a turbulent time in American history and much was lost. Fortunately, most of the music and songs survived. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Girl I left behind me by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Written: Ireland 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "Aura Lee" and "Hail Columbia." 
2.
Aura Lee by George R. Poulton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "Girl I left behind me" and "Hail Columbia." 
3.
Hail, Columbia by Philip Phile
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "Girl I left behind me" and "Aura Lee." 
4.
Yankee Doodle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europe United States Air Force Band
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Morton Gould 
5.
The Battle of Shiloh by Charles Lloyd Barnhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Tenting on the old camp ground by Walter Kittredge
Performer:  Ben Morris (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "My Maryland" and two versions of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." 
7.
Battle Hymn of the Republic by Traditional
Performer:  Ben Morris (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Notes: This selection is performed twice on this recording, first with Thomas Bishop's lyrics as "John Brown's Body" and then with Julia Ward Howe's better known text.
This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "My Maryland" and "Tenting on the Old Campground." 
8.
Story of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Floyd Werlé
Performer:  Tim White (Spoken Vocals), Carl Hawkins Wiley (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Singing Sergeants,  Europe United States Air Force Band
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Turkey in the Straw by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Coast Guard Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; Ireland 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Lewis J. Buckley 
10.
My old Kentucky home, good night by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Daniel Nevius (Cornet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Field Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edwin Franko Goldman and Theo Tobani 
11.
Blue and Grey Medley by Floyd Werlé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europe United States Air Force Band
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This work is a medley that incorporates G. F. Root's "Battle Cry of Freedom", D. D. Emmett's "Dixie" and P. Gilmore's "When Johnny comes marching home." 
12.
Long Time Ago by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Ryan (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Shenandoah by Traditional
Performer:  Ron Norman (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Taps by Daniel Butterfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Knox 
15.
My Maryland by W. S. Mygrant
Performer:  Ben Morris (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Navy Band,  United States Navy Sea Chanters
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which incorporates the songs "Tenting on the old campground" and two versions of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." 
16.
Amazing grace by John Newton
Performer:  Paul Mundt (Bagpipe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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