155th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg Music Tent Mantinee

JD Mayo

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Published by Stephen Foster in 1850, this song relates the heartbreak of slaves who lost loved ones through death or sale. Interestingly, up to 1850, the lyrics of minstrel songs were one of the few places (other than Abolitionist literature) where sympathetic interpretations of the plight of slaves could be found. The second movement is the “old time” fiddle tune Angeline the Baker, evolved from the original melody but more common to the early 20th century.
 

Claude Bauer

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Published by Stephen Foster in 1850, this song relates the heartbreak of slaves who lost loved ones through death or sale. Interestingly, up to 1850, the lyrics of minstrel songs were one of the few places (other than Abolitionist literature) where sympathetic interpretations of the plight of slaves could be found. The second movement is the “old time” fiddle tune Angeline the Baker, evolved from the original melody but more common to the early 20th century.
Thanks for sharing!
 
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