Nov. 13, 2019 (Wednesday) — Civil War Music as Living History
This presentation by Steve Ball of Columbus features tunes starting in the mid 1850’s that would become important regarding the climate of the country before the war began in 1861. As the presentation unfolds, there will be patriotic songs cherished by both sides, a sing along, and finally tunes that reflected the loss and melancholy the war would produce. The history and influence of each tune is shared, as well as the progress of the war itself. Several of the songs presented were written by women; these pieces will be presented in the context of the rising power of female artists during this period of American history. This provides an excellent background to both the music of the Civil War, and the war itself.