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Music of the War of 1812, double CD 1812-cd

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Rigorously researched, the music and lyrics herein bring life to the issues, thoughts, and stories of this critical period of American history—authentically with drama and humor. THE WAR OF 1812 in America spawned a huge variety of songs and instrumental music. From the stirrings of party politics under President Adams, the traumatic effect of Jefferson’s Embargo in 1807, through the triumphal defense of Fort McHenry and last major battle at New Orleans, Americans sang about their thoughts, feelings and unfolding history. Fresh lyrics lashed out at political opponents, while military heroes like Hull, Perry and Jackson inspired ballads of praise which detail their great battles on land and sea.

    Ginger Hildebrand (voice, guitar, violin, hammered dulcimer)
    Laura Hildebrand (violin)
    John Burkhalter (recorder)
    Jonathan Palmer Lakeland (piano & choral conductor)
The United States Naval Academy Glee Club
directed by Dr. Aaron Smith
The Sons of Harmony, St. John’s College,
directed by Peter Kalkavage
Singers from the Westminster Choir College:
    Alexa Cottrell, Nicole Fragala, Amanda Gillin, Elizabeth Frasciello, Chris Filice, Jamison Barrett, Giancarlo D’elia, Emily Johnston, Teresa Bonilla, Brianne Pantalone, Holly Scovell, and Andrew Skitko


Click here to view narrative of radio show, plus performance details

DISC A (57:31) Broadside to Anthem: Music of the War of 1812 is a one-hour public radio program written, produced, narrated and performed by David Hildebrand and guest musicians; it was creatively conceived by Peter Fretwell, General Manager, WWFM—The Classical Network.

DISC B (46:32) Twenty American Songs, Marches and Dances includes most of the recorded pieces within the radio show, plus additional selections, but without the spoken commentary.
1 Madison’s March (1:30)
2 Perry’s Victoryplay button (2:26)
3 James Madison my Jo (3:35)
4 Jackson’s Welcome Home (0:36)
5 The Anacreontick Song, harmonized by the author (1:59)
6 Yankee Tars (4:00)
7 The Battle of Baltimore (3:03)
8 Decatur and the Navy (2:03)
9 Sacket’s Harbor (1:26)
10 The Embargo (3:23) Listen to SAMPLE Audio track
11 The American Star (3:39)
12 Hull’s Victory (1:46)
13 Before the Lord We Bow (1:36)
14 Fort Niagara Quick Step by Carroll (0:42)
15 An Old “War Song of ’76” new vamped (2:26)
16 Lilli-bull-ero (4:41)
17 Jockey to the Fair (1:12)
18 The Death of the Embargo (2:07)
19 The Anacreontic Song (with choruses) (1:55)
20 The Star-Spangled Banner (1:31)


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