1865- Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War (2015)

Lowry, Monk, Work, Bishop, Anonymous, McNaughton, Traditional, Hawthorne, Poulton, Kittredge, Foster, Hanby, Tucker

Anonymous 4

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

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Anonymous 4

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Their programs have included music from the year 1000; the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen; 13th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; American folksongs, shape note tunes, and gospel songs; and works newly written for the group. Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and has made 19 best-selling recordings for harmonia mundi usa.

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1865- Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War (2015)

Lowry, Monk, Work, Bishop, Anonymous, McNaughton, Traditional, Hawthorne, Poulton, Kittredge, Foster, Hanby, Tucker

Anonymous 4

Digital Converters: Meittner DSD A/D
Mastering Engineer: Brad Michel
Producer: Robina G. Young
Recording Engineer: Brad Michel
Recording location: Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison New Jersey
Recording Software: Merging Technology
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Weeping, Sad and Lonely, or, When this Cruel War is Over
Tucker
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Darling Nelly Gray
Hanby
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Hard times come again no more
Foster
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Sweet Evelina
Anonymous
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Bright Sunny South
Traditional
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The Southern Soldier Boy / Rebel Raid
Anonymous
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Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
Kittredge
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Aura Lea
Poulton
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Listen to the Mocking Bird
Hawthorne
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Camp Chase
Traditional
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Brother Green
Traditional
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The Faded Coat of Blue, or, The Nameless Grave
McNaughton
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The Maiden in the Garden
Anonymous
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The True Lover's Farewell
Anonymous
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Home, Sweet Home - Polly Put the Kettle On
Bishop
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The Picture on the Wall
Work
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Abide with Me
Monk
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Shall We Gather At The River
Lowry
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