Further information on Winter 2019 courses

 

Randall Ferguson: Music of the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars

 

Schedule of topics and classes (subject to modification)

Music of the Revolutionary War

      I  Military Fife and Drum Music – session 1
………….A  The Drummer Boys
………………….Beats and Signals
………………….Boys in battle

II  Songs of the Patriots and Loyalists – sessions 2 and 3
…….A  Folk Songs of Battles and Campaigns
……………1 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
……………2 Battle of the Kegs
……………3 Battle of Bunker Hill
……………4 Now Stands the Glass Around
……………5 Banks of the Dee
……………6 Yankee Doodle
……………7 The Liberty Song
…….B  Patriot and Loyalist Parodies
……………1 Parody on Banks of the Dee
……………2 Tory Doodle
……………3 Parody on Liberty Song
…….C  Songs of those back home
……………1 The Girl I Left Behind Me

III  Choral music of the Revolution – session 4
…….A  New England Hymnody
……………1 Fuguing Tunes
………………….William Billings
………………………Chester
………………….James Lyon
………………….Daniel Read
………………………While Shepherds Watched
……………2 Shaped Note Singing
………………Circuit Riding Singing Masters
………………….Sacred Harp Choral Style
………………………Sacred Harp Hymnal
………………………Southern Harmony Hymnal
………………………Kentucky Harmony Hymnal

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Music of the Civil War

I  Military Fife and Drum Music – session 5
…….A  40,000 Boy Musicians
……………1 The Drummer Boys
………………….John Clem
……………2 Drummer’s Guide to Fife and Drum
……………3 Musicians School on Governors Island

II  Military Brass Bands – session 6
…….B  CW Era Brass Instruments
……………1  Bell Upright
……………2  Bell Forward
……………3  Bell Circular
……………4  Bell OTS Over The Shoulder Saxhorn
………………….Adolph Saxe
…….C  Brass Band Music of the Union
……………1  24th Massachusetts Regimental Band
………………….Patrick Gilmore
…….D  Brass Bands of the Confederacy
……………1  26th North Carolina Regimental Band
………………….(Johnny Reb Band)
………………….Samuel Mickey

III  Songs of the Soldiers – sessions 7 and 8
…….A  Songs of the CSA
……………1  Bonnie Blue Flag
……………Lorena
……………Dixie’s Land
…….B  Songs of the Union Army
……………Star Spangled Banner
……………Battle Hymn of the Republic
……………Battle Cry of Freedom
…….C  Parodies of CSA and Union Songs
……………Everybody’s Dixie
……………Southern Battle Cry (of Freedom)
…….D  Parlor Songs of the Civil War
……………(10,000+ Published Songs)
……………The Vacant Chair
……………The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
…….E  The Hutchinson Family Singers