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Songs in Honor of Revolutionary War Characters

Other historical characters of the day were commemorated. When Lafayette returned to America in 1824 and 1825 many songs and instrumental pieces were written in his honor, but some were … Continue reading

18th Century Concert Music – (continued)

Concerts often offered standard works as well as original compositions by the performers. Such names as Stamitz, Gretry, Vanhall, Boccherini, Pleyel, Martini and Handel were usually encountered. Haydn was represented … Continue reading

Early Concerts of the 18th Century

The first public concert in America, of which we have record, was held in Boston. This was in 1731, at a time when the New England ban against secular music … Continue reading