AudioIn this first segment on Civil War piano music, Dr. David B. Thompson briefly discusses the life of African American composer Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, and plays one of his works.
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AudioDr. 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...
AudioIn this segment, Dr. Thompson analyzes how songs composed during the war reflected Southern virtuosity: writing and naming songs for Confederate heroes.
VideoCorinna gives the story behind the carol and The Sumter High School Concert Choir performs God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.
VideoAlec gives the story behind the carol and The Palmetto Center for the Arts Pop, Broadway and Jazz Ensemble performs O Little Town of Bethlehem.
VideoTori gives the story behind the carol and The Junior Stinger Singers of Irmo Middle School sings Away In A Manger.
VideoAddison gives the story behind the carol and Gilbert Middle School Honor Choir sings Good King Wenceslas.
VideoSavannah and Anna give the story behind the carol and Singers from The Saluda River Academy for the Arts performs the First Noel.
VideoStephanie gives the story behind the carol and The Cavalier Chorale from Richland Northeast High School sings Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
VideoBrandon give the story behind the carol and Sumter High School Concert Choir performs Silent Night.