Essential American
Recordings Survey

(E.A.R.S.)
 
 

Part III: 1860-1899
(40 recordings)

 

Compiled by Roger Lee Hall

 

 

 

 


 

THE CIVIL WAR ERA

 

061. ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN SONG
Chris Vallilllo, vocals, guitar; Ross Sermons, acoustic bass; Mark Stoffel, mandolin, fiddle; Gary Gordon, guitar; Tim Beattie, harmonica
(Gin Ridge Music GR-1009, 2007)

062. ABRAHAM LINCOLN SINGS ON!
Douglas Jimmerson, tenor; Harvey Jacobson, piano; Stephen Adamski, banjo, guitar; Dennis Edelbrock, cornet; Len Mitchard, bass; Shawn Myers, flute; Robert Prosser, accordion
(AMERIMUSIC AM 1001, 1998)


063. BLUE & GRAY: SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Featuring music of the US Army Field Band; The US Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants; The US Coast Guard Band; The US Marine Band; The US Navy Band & Sea Chanters Chorus
(Altimissimo Recordings 7544225742, 2002)

064. THE CIVIL WAR: Original Soundtrack Recording, Traditional American Songs and Instrumental Music Featured in the film by Ken Burns
(Elektra Nonesuch 9 79256-2, 1990)

065. FOSTER, GOUNOD, ET AL: LINCOLN'S FAVORITE MUSIC
Douglas Jimmerson, tenor; same musicians as No. 62 plus:
David Calib, drums; Mark Elrod, bugle; Bruce Hartley, harmonica; Leonora Karasina, viola; Constance Milner, violin; Mayumi Pawel, violin; Douglas Wolter, cello; The Wildcat Regiment Band
(AMERIMUSIC AM 1002, 1999)

066. ROBERT E. LEE REMEMBERED
Douglas Jimmerson, tenor; same musicians as No. 66 plus:
Jill Worley, soprano; Saint Peter's Parish Choir, Cheryl Clausen, director
(AMERIMUSIC AM 1004, 1998)

067. SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR: First Recordings From Original Editions
Tony Randall, narrator; John Ater, tenor; Alan Baker, baritone; Bonnie Hamilton, soprano; The Harmoneion Singers; Lawrence Skrobacs, piano
(New World Records NW202-2, 1976)

068. SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ronnie Gilbert; Richie Havens; July Collins; John Hartford; Hoyt Axton; and others
(Columbia CK 48607, 1991)

069. SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR AND STEPHEN FOSTER FAVORITES
Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Alexander Schreiner, Frank Asper, Robert Cundick, organists; Richard P. Condie, Director & Conductor
(Sony Masterworks MDK 48297, 1992)


070. SOUTHERN SOLDIER: Favorite Camp Songs of the Civil War
The 2nd South Carolina String Band: David Goss, guitar, lead vocals; Fred Ewers, fiddle, vocals; Joe Ewers, banjo, vocals; John Frayler, military drum; Bob Beeman, bones, tambourine, bass drum, vocals; Marty Goody, fife, tin whistle
(2nd South Carolina String Band CD, 1997)
[Warning: May offend sensitive ears!]

071. SOUTHERN SOLDIER BOY: 16 Authentic Tunes of the Civil War
Wayne Erbsen, 5 & 6 string banjo, fiddle, mandolin, lead & rhythm guitar, dulcimer, vocals; David Holt, drums, hambone, harmonica, jews harp, spoons, tambourine, washboard; Bob Willoughby, rhtyhm guitar, baritone vocals; Tim Wells, tenor vocals; Rodney Sutton, buckdancing
(Native Ground Music NG-CD-005, 1996)

 

THE SENTIMENTAL AGE


072. FOOTLIFTERS: A CENTURY OF AMERICAN MARCHES in Authentic Versions
The Incredible Columbia All-Star Band, Gunther Schuller, conductor;
The Goldman Band, Richard Franko Goldman, conductor
(Sony Classical SK 94887, 2005)

073. GREAT AMERICAN SPIRITUALS
Kathleen Battle, soprano; Barbara Hendricks, soprano
(Musical Heritage Society 513725Z, 1994/ Previously released by Angel Records, 1992)

074. THE GREAT SENTIMENTAL AGE: Songs by Foster, Ives, Hawthorne, Hanby and others
The Gregg Smith Singers, New York Vocal Arts Ensemble
(Vox Box 2 CDs CDX 5016, 1990)

075. MARK TWAIN: Original Television Soundtrack Recording
Various artists. A Film Directed By Ken Burns
(Columbia Legacy CK 86091, 2001)

076. SOUSA, JOHN PHILIP: "Sound Off" and "Sousa on Review"
The Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell, conductor
(Mercury Living Presence G2 34300, 1992)

077. SOUSA, JOHN PHILIP: SOUSA ORIGINAL
3 CDs:
Volume 1: Musical Heritage Society 515392F, 1998-- Includes 1890 original recording of :The Washington Post March"

Volume 2: Musical Heritage Society 515391K, 1998 -- Includes
1896 original recording of "The Thunderer March";

Volume 3: Altissimo 754225662, 1999 -- Includes 1894 original recording of "The Liberty Bell"
Performed by the United States Marine Band ("The President's Own")

078. THE WEST: Original Television Soundtrack, with Traditional American and Native American songs and instrumental music
Music produced and arranged by Matthias Gohl
(Sony Classical SK 62727, 1996)

 

LATE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS


079. CHADWICK, GEORGE WHITEFIELD: SYMPHONIC SKETCHES;
SUITE FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA NO. 2 by Edward MacDowell,
SINFONIA IN G by Johann Friedrich Peter

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson, conductor
(Mercury Living Presence 434 337-2, 1994)

080. CHADWICK, GEORGE W: SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN Bb, Op. 21, and A NORTHERN BALLAD by Horatio Parker
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Julius Hegyi, conductor

081. FIRST EDITION ENCORES: CARNIVAL SCENE by Arthur Bird;
ENDTMION'S NARRATIVE: ROMANCE FOR ORCHESTRA by Frederick Shepherd Converse; EUTERPE: CONCERT OVERTURE by George Whitefield Chadwick; FRANCESCA DA RIMINI by Arthur Foote; FLIVVER TEN MILLION: A JOYOUS RIDE by Frederick Shepherd Converse

The Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor
(Albany Records TROY030-2, 1990)

082. MACDOWELL, EDWARD: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2;
PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2 by Franz Liszt

Andre Watts, piano; Dallas Symphony Ortchestra, Andrew Litton, conductor
(Telarc CD-80429, 1996)

083. PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: Chamber Music - SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, Op. 24; ROMANZA AND HUMORESKE FOR CELLO AND PIANO, Op. 30;
LARGHETTO AND HUMORESKE FOR PIANO, VIOLIN, AND CELLO, Op. 32

Joseph Silverstein, violin; Jules Eskin, cello; Virginia Eskin, piano
(Northeastern NR 219-CD, 1986)

084. PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: SYMPHONY NO. 1 in C minor, Op. 23; OVERTURE TO SHAKESPEARE'S "As You Like It," Op. 28
New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor
(New World Records NW 374-2, 1989)

085. PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: SYMPHONY NO. 2 in A, Op. 34 (Im Fruhling)
New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor
(New World Records NW 350-2, 1987)

 

LP COLLECTIONS

086. AN ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN ORGAN MUSIC, Volume II: The Nineteenth Century. Music by Horatio Parker, Arthur Foote, George Whitefield Chadwick, George Frederick Bristow, John Knowles Paine
[see also Volume I - EARS No. 018]

Janice Beck, organist
(Musical Heritage Society OR A-263, 1971)

087. COUNTRY FIDDLE BAND: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF COUNTRY DANCE MUSIC (Created and Conceived by Gunther Schuller)
New England Conservatory Country Fiddle Band, Gunther Schuller, conductor
( Columbia 33981, 1976)

088. FUGUES, FANTASIA & VARIATIONS: Nineteenth-Century American Concert Organ Music -- FRAND SONATA in Eb, Op. 22 by Dudley Buck; VARIATIONS ON THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL HYMN, Op. 12 by W. Eugene Thayer; FUGUE IN C MINOR, Op. 36, No. 3 by Horatio Parker; FANTASIE UBER "Ein' feste Burg," Op. 13 by John Knowles Paine; POSTLUDE, Op. 53 by George E. Whiting, Op. 53
Richard Morris, organ
(New World Records NW 280, 1976)

089. "GLORY, HALLELUJAH" - SONGS AND HYMNS OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA
Old Stoughton Musical Society, The Union Confederacy, Plymouth Church Choir
(AMRC 2012)

089. GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU: THE UNION and other piano works
Album One. Leonard Pennario, piano
(Angel S-36077, 1974)


090. GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS MOREAU: THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM and other piano works. Album Two.
Leonard Pennario, piano
(Angel S-36090, 1975)

091. MACDOWELL, EDWARD: FIRST MODERN SUITE, Op. 10 (1881); SONATA NO. 4, Op. 59 ("Keltic," 1901)
Charles Fierro, pianist.
(Nonesuch H-71399, 1982)

092. MACDOWELL, EDWARD: SUITE FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA, Op. 42; SUITE NO. 2 ("Indian"), Op. 48
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson, conductor
(Mercury Golden Imports SRI 75026, n.d.)

093. PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: MASS IN D
Carmen Balthrop, soprano; Joy Blackett, contralto; Vinson Cole, tenor; John Cheek, bass; The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Gunther Schuller, conductor
(New World Records NW262-263, 1978)

094. MR. SOUSA: A UNIQUE SOUND PORTRAIT OF THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC Featuring the voices of John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Dr. Frank Simon, Frank Sullivan, written and narrated by Tony Thomas
(Delos Records DEL-25413, 1975)

095. PIANO MUSIC IN AMERICA, Volume I: Dances, Marches and Fiddle Tunes from "The Home Circle," Boston, 1856; Piano Pieces from "Folio of Music No. 2, Philadelphia, 1888; Works by McDonald, Miller, Hoffman, Lange, Weber, Smith, Clark, Mack, Gottschalk & others
3 CD Box Set, Neely Bruce, pianist
(Vox Box SVBX 5302, 1972)

097. SOUSA, JOHN PHILIP: CONDUCTS HIS OWN MARCHES
[Note: Not conducted by Sousa but by his assistants, the original acoustical recordings from 1908 and electrical recordings from 1926] with The Sousa Band
(Everest 3260, 1969)

098. SPIRITUALS: [Fifteen Afro-American Spirituals including: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit, Ain' A That Good News, Mary Had A Baby, and others]
Tuskegee Institute Choir, William L. Dawson, Director
(Westminister Gold WGM-8154, n.d.)

099. WORK, HENRY CLAY: WHO SHALL RULE THIS AMERICAN NATION? SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA
Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Clifford Jackson, baritone; William Bolcolm, piano; The Camerata Chorus of Washington, Joan Reinthaler, director
(Nonesuch H-71317, 1975)

100. YANKEE ORGAN MUSIC: YANKEE DOODLE WITH VARIATIONS; THE FOURTH OF JULY: A GRAND MILITARY SONATA by James Hewitt; ADESTE FIDELIS (Organ Prelude); VARIATIONS ON "America" by Charles Ives; VARIATIONS ON "Austria"by John Knowles Paine; THEME, VARIATIONS AND FUGUE by Geogre Whitefield Chadwick
Richard Ellsasser, organist at The Hammond Museum, Gloucvester, Massachusetts
(Nonesuch H-71200, n.d.)

 

[End of Part III, 1860 - 1899]


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