More than one in five (22%) believe God Bless America should be the National Anthem, while 10% say it should be America the Beautiful, 7% My Country 'Tis of Thee, 2% Battle Hymn of the Republic
and 4% believe it should be something else.
Illustrated piano/vocal song lyrics for traditional gandy dancer songs include: Skip To My Lou, She'll Be Cornin' Round the Mountain, John Brown's Body, The Battle Hymn of the Republic
, Take This Hammer, and of course, John Henry.
At his widow Vera's request, a recording of Twm performing the solo part in the Battle Hymn of the Republic
was played at his funeral at Bangor Crematorium last week, and then his former colleagues from the choir joined in from the congregation.
Richard Gamble examines the influences that shaped Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic
and finds the origins of a redemptive religion of democracy in the response of American intellectuals to nationalist movements in Europe in the 1840s.
One famous example was in The Ballad of Harry Lewis," a parody of the Battle Hymn of the Republic
The choirs and band combined in a brilliant second half opening with the Battle Hymn of the Republic
, while everyone joined in with the 'pre-finale singalong' a selection of Abbas greatest hits.
Back sometime in the 1970s, a friend explained to me that the Freemasons had adopted three hymns as their own: Battle Hymn of the Republic
, Amazing Grace, and How Great Thou Art.
The American National Anthem and the Battle Hymn of the Republic
will be sung, led by Washington School's Glee Club.
But first, a ceremony was held at the Utah State Capitol where, in the presence of the leader of the free world and with the acoustics of the rotunda, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir belted out the Battle Hymn of the Republic
The choir played a varied selection including Welsh classics such as Llanfair, Lisa Lan and Suo Gan alongside old favourites like an arrangement from Exodus, Bring Him Home and Battle Hymn of the Republic
Other great Massachusetts women include Julia Ward Howe, who authored, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic
," Amherst's Emily Dickinson, African-American poetess Phillis Wheatley of Boston, and Adams-born Susan B.
I remembered that the inaugural broadcast began with the Battle Hymn of the Republic
and had four speakers, yet broadcast no.