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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:01 am

Eldorion wrote:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

...

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

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John Brown. Nevar 4get.  Sad 


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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:34 am

That's a great version of the song. Very Happy I hadn't heard it before.  John Brown's Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic really sparked my interest in hymns and that sort of music, and rekindled my interest in folk music in general.  I also find it interesting that, for a song as fundamentally religious as this one, it was progressive almost to the point of radicalism for its time.  Goes to show that the relationship between religion and politics was not always as one-sided as it is now. :/
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Post by Amarië on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:54 pm

Eldorion wrote:(...) Quakers aren't supposed to take oaths (...)

Well I had a reason to giggle at that.
And a trip to the grocery store gave me the chance to prove it.
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Post by halfwise on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:43 pm

bungobaggins wrote:
John Brown. Nevar 4get.  Sad 


It's interesting, I only knew the first verse of the song:

"John Brown's Body lies a'mouldering in the grave...
... Glory, glory Hallelujah!..."

and always thought it was an anti-John Brown song which the Union turned on it's head. It's interesting to know the real truth of the song.  Smile 

John Brown fascinates me as one of the most compelling characters in American history, but I can't say I'm exactly a fan. Killed some innocent people trying to foment rebellion in the territories before his raid on Harper's Ferry. He had a large influence on Frederick Douglas, who was smart enough to walk away when he saw a suicide mission in the making.

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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:43 pm

Eldorion wrote:That's a great version of the song. :DI hadn't heard it before.  John Brown's Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic really sparked my interest in hymns and that sort of music, and rekindled my interest in folk music in general.  I also find it interesting that, for a song as fundamentally religious as this one, it was progressive almost to the point of radicalism for its time.  Goes to show that the relationship between religion and politics was not always as one-sided as it is now. :/

The music of Charles Ives really got me interested in hymns and patriotic tunes. Smile





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Post by halfwise on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Charles Ives is great. The Unanswered Question is iconic.

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Post by Norc on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:47 pm

haha, good one amarië Very Happy
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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:38 pm

halfwise wrote:Charles Ives is great.  The Unanswered Question is iconic.

As much as I love Ives (and he is my second favorite dead composer), I'm not wild about The Unanswered Question.

But give me the fourth symphony any day.  Twisted Evil 

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