Music during the 1800s (general concept)Music during the 1800s, long before the Reconstruction Era consisted of folk and classical music. Some the the instruments that were used were pianos, harmonicas, guitars, violins, bagpipes, trumpets, and harps.
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Evolution of music (1800s-Reconstructon Era) (introduction)I thought it would be very cool to do the evolution of music timeline because music is very inspiring and it helps connect communities. Music changes a lot and it's really cool to look back and see where certain melodies and songs came from.
Star Spangled Banner was created.The Star Spangled Banner, also known as the National Anthem, was written by Francis Scott Key but was originally created as a handwritten poem.
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Philharmonic was foundedIn the year of 1842 the Philharmonic was founded and today it is one of the oldest symphony orchestras.
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The "Battle Hymn of Republic"This song was published in 1861 and was the most popular Civil War Song written by a abolitionist named Julie Ward Howe.
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Instruments during the Reconstruction EraDuring the Reconstruction Era, the instruments that were used and were most popular were bulges, drums, and fifes which helped boost morale and kept stable marching orders.
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The Unofficial anthem of the ConfederacyLots of soldiers loved music because it helped with homesickness and boredom during wars. A song named "Love Dixie" that Abraham Lincoln loved, turned into being the unofficial anthem of Confederacy.
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Brass BandsConfederate armies were allowed to start brass bands in 1861 but this was later extended to a connecting law in 1862. Their music helped young men join the army and they played their music at recruitment rallies.
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"The First Gun is Fired"This song was actually the first song written for the Civil War. It was published 3 days after the battle of Fort Sumter and George Root wrote this song the day before it appeared on print.
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What songs did they listen to?People mostly listened to folk songs which started to evolve at this time because of the increase of diverse instruments. Also, the song 'Love DIxie" later inspired Elvis Presley and Lynryd Skynyrd.
Pic credit: http://eclecticfolk.blogspot.com/2011/09/folk-60s-cd-compilation-of-popular.html
2 songs for African Americans will to fight"Babylon has fallen" and "Sambos right to be kilt" fought for African Americans fighting on the battlefield. These songs helped support that anyone should be allowed and able to fight for what they believe in and for their country.
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Swan LakeNot too long after the war, a song that has been very recognizable from back then to now is called "Swan Lake". It was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky but no one knows if their was an initial composer who actually wrote the song.
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