Battle Hymn of the Republic
The evolution of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" reveals a great deal about the songwriting process within the oral folk/religious tradition of nineteenth-century America. William Steffe is usual...
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has more than one setting within its lyrics, but its historical setting may be the most important. Most narrowly, but perhaps most usefully, the song can be set wi...
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