Orchestra Focus: Civil War & Emancipation Proclamation

Orchestra Focus: Civil War & Emancipation Proclamation

Civil War & Emancipation Proclamation


The significance of the Civil War to America cannot be measured, ending slavery at the cost of being the deadliest war in American history. To mark the upcoming sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War (2011) and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation (2013), below is a list of works inspired by these events and an era defined by them.
 Orchestral    Lan Adomi├ín
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Baritone, orchestraErnst Bacon
Ford's Theatre: A Few Glimpses of Easter Week, 1865
orchestra    John Alden Carpenter
War Lullaby
orchestraRichard Danielpour
Three Prayers
Soprano, orchestraAnthony Davis
Amistad Symphony
orchestra    Herbert Elwell
Lincoln Requiem
Baritone, chorus, orchestraMorton Gould
Amber Waves — on "America the Beautiful"
orchestra
 
American Ballads, Settings of American Tunes for Orchestra
orchestra
 
Jubilo — on "Year of the Jubilo"
orchestra
 
Lincoln Legend
orchestra
 
Memorials — on "Taps"
orchestra
 
A Song of Freedom
orchestraRoy Harris
Concert Overture — March in Time of war
orchestra
 
Freedom's Land
Chorus and orchestra
 
Symphony No. 6 "Gettysburg"
orchestra
 
When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Overture
orchestraKirke Mecham
Songs of the Slave
Bass Baritone, Soprano; chorus and orchestra    Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Freedom-Freedom
Chorus and orchestraSergei Prokofiev
Ode to the End of the War
orchestra    Ray Ringwald, arr. Schoenfield
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Chorus and orchestra    John Sacco
Liberty Under God
Chorus and orchestraWilliam Schuman
A Free Song, Secular Cantata No. 2
Chorus and orchestra    William Grant Still
Afro-American Symphony
orchestra    Jaromir Weinberger
Prelude and Fugue on "Dixie"
orchestra

Chamber Music

Roy Harris
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Mezzo-soprano, piano trio

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