David & Ginger Hildebrand
George Washington: Music for the First President H 105
George Washington: Music for the First President
This recording includes songs and instrumental tunes familiar to our first President. Thoroughly researched and performed on reproduction instruments popular in late 18th-century America, these pieces demonstrate the breadth and character of music during George Washington's lifetime. Selected chiefly from 18th-century American sources, they include pieces composed in Washington's honor, songs heard at Mount Vernon during his lifetime, tunes to which he danced, and airs and instrumental works he enjoyed at the theater and in concert. Some of the featured composers are Francis Hopkinson, Henry Carey, Pierre L. Duport, and a New York fiddler named Mr. Hoffmaster. Instruments include: harpsichord, violin, baroque and English guitars, hammered dulcimer, recorder and voices. Liner notes offer both a biographical essay and detailed program notes. See companion music book 'George Washington.A Biography in Social Dance', written by Van Winkle Keller Kate & Charles Hendrickson.

Book - 23.55

TRACK LISTING:
1. A Toast by Francis Hopkinson
2. There was a Jolly Miller
3. Sweet Richard
4. General Washington
5. Of all the Simple Things
6. Durang's Hornpipe
7. The Death of General Wolfe
8. He Comes, the Hero Comes!
9. The President's March
10. The Drum
11. Fancy Minuet danced before General Washington, 1792
12. Mount Vernon
13. Lady Washington
14. Good Morrow to your Night Cap
15. Funeral Dirge
16. Stony Point
17. March to Boston
18. A Minuet by the Reverend Mr. Bacon
19. Orpheus and Euridice
20. Lord Howe's Jig
21. Jefferson and Liberty
22. Funeral Dirge on the Death of General Washington.


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