1865- Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

1865 focuses on the personal experience of men, women, and children from the North and from the South, toward the end of the Civil War and in its immediate aftermath – as told in songs originally written for the stage and for the parlor, and in songs and instrumental tunes from the hills and back roads of America. Many of the songs in 1865 were published between 1861 and 1865; others first appeared in print earlier, but were sung constantly during the terrible war years, perhaps in an effort to bring to mind the familiar and the good. Yet other songs and instrumental tunes are not datable; by the year 1865, they had already been passed down from generation to generation without the aid of the printed page. Whatever their origins or history or musical style, these songs are the stylized, versified “stories” prized by millions of Americans who lived through “This Cruel War.” They describe the cause and the call to fight; the agony of separation of lovers or of mothers and sons; the hopes, fears, and sacrifices of those who remained at home during the long wait for news of loved ones; the experiences of the soldiers themselves – especially their desperate longing for home and family; homecoming for those who survived; grief for those who did not; and the hope for reconciliation amidst a troubled peace

Tracklist

1.
Weeping, Sad and Lonely, or, When this Cruel War is Over
05:23
2.
Darling Nelly Gray
05:32
3.
Hard times come again no more
04:21
4.
Sweet Evelina
02:49
5.
Bright Sunny South
03:20
6.
The Southern Soldier Boy / Rebel Raid
03:47
7.
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
04:36
8.
Aura Lea
05:56
9.
Listen to the Mocking Bird
03:16
10.
Camp Chase
02:18
11.
Brother Green
02:58
12.
The Faded Coat of Blue, or, The Nameless Grave
03:32
13.
The Maiden in the Garden
03:39
14.
The True Lover's Farewell
02:28
15.
Home, Sweet Home - Polly Put the Kettle On
03:10
16.
The Picture on the Wall
03:01
17.
Abide with Me
03:25
18.
Shall We Gather At The River
03:05

Total time: 01:06:36

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Brad Michel

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Original Recording Format

Digital Converters

Meittner DSD A/D

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Producer

Robina G. Young

Recording Engineer

Brad Michel

Recording location

Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison New Jersey

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging Technology

SKU

807549DI

Release Date March 3, 2015
SKU 807549DI

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