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 Adomián
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Baritone, orchestraErnst Bacon
Ford's Theatre: A Few Glimpses of Easter Week, 1865
orchestra John Alden Carpenter
Soprano, orchestraAnthony Davis
orchestra Herbert Elwell
Baritone, chorus, orchestraMorton Gould
Amber Waves on "America the Beautiful"
American Ballads, Settings of American Tunes for Orchestra
Jubilo on "Year of the Jubilo"
Memorials on "Taps"
A Song of Freedom
Concert Overture March in Time of war
Chorus and orchestra
Symphony No. 6 "Gettysburg"
When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Overture
Songs of the Slave
Bass Baritone, Soprano; chorus and orchestra Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
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
orchestra Jaromir Weinberger
Prelude and Fugue on "Dixie"
Chamber MusicRoy Harris
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Mezzo-soprano, piano trio