An American Tale

American Tale BB Score CoverAn American Tale - is a musical tribute to the American Civil war.  The medley includes, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Girl I Left Behind, Kingdom Come, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Soldiers Return, Turkey in the Straw and concludes with Amazing Grace, a song synonymous with slavery and selected to conclude the medley as a reflection of the war’s primary goal.

Each of the songs is scored in a psuedo-compositional style of an American composer including; John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Leonard Bernstein.

The following extract of the poem The Blue And The Gray by Francis Miles Finch can be recited during performance between Alla Marcia (eight bars after figure A) through to figure C

By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment-day;
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray


Difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 00:06:00

 Available from Prima Vista Musikk Ltd