The Civil War Search for a New National Anthem

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This combined Powerpoint lecture and live musical performance details the incredible contest for a new Union national anthem at the start of the American Civil War, and the outpouring of patriotic music that ensued. In this presentation, created in part to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Walt Woodward combines historical analysis with his extensive background in professional songwriting and musical performance to bring new perspective to the Civil War music and patriotic anthems. This is a toe-tapping, thought-provoking account of  a little known but important Civil War story. Come ready to sing!