The Piano As A Morale Booster | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Dr. Thompson outlines the importance of Confederate music publishers, and how they played a crucial role in distributing music throughout the South.  He then discusses the different styles of music written during the war.  Playing the piano during the war became a morale boosting past-time for people left behind on the home front, especially for women.  Dr. Thompson plays a sample of “General Lee’s March,” as an example of morale-boosting music.