The Hardtackers here.
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Excellent. Thanks for sharing. Not sure if you noticed, but you can actually upload your videos from YouTube here, for example:
It's a great way to make it easy for people to hear your sound and get an idea.
A friend asked to post this local rendition of a classic:
At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane
Our brave fathers side by side
For freedom's home and loved ones dear,
Firmly stood and nobly died.
And so their rights which they maintained,
We swear to yeild them never.
Our watchword ever more shall be
The Maple Leaf Forever
The Maple Leaf
Our Emblem Dear,
The Maple Leaf Forever.
God save our Queen and heaven bless,
The Maple Leaf Forever.
We have had this request come in recently:
"I am a composer who is contemplating a work for wind ensemble (aka concert band) on the theme of 1812.I am also the conductor of the Rocky Mountain Concert Band in Calgary, Alberta, which is planning a tour in Ontario from July 1 to 7, 2012.It would be of great help in the composition project to learn as much as possible about music in that region of Canada during that time, including military music, concert music, religious music, music for leisure, and, of course, music of the First Nations people who were involved in the war.Any information, links, or contacts which you could provide would be appreciated.Sincerely,R. Duane Hendricks6207 Lloyd Cr. S.W.Calgary, Alberta, CanadaT3E 5V8403firstname.lastname@example.org"
If you have anything to share with Duane, please respond here or contact him directly.
There are two pieces I can think of that should at least be considered when looking at music of the period and how it intertwines with military and civil history. The first is Beethoven's Opus 91 (Wellington's Victory), written to commemorate the Duke's victory over the French at Santa Vittoria. The second is Handel's "Zadok the Priest", also known as the Coronation Anthem, written in 1727 for George II and played at every coronation since. (As we all know Handel also wrote God Save The King.)
The War of 1812 preserved the monarchy in Canada, further distancing us from the republic to the south.
On a more contemporary note, Tanglefoot's "Secord's Warning" , with its stirring chorus, cannot be ignored, even though it is a modern piece.
Thank you, I was certainly hoping to get some Baroque and Classical references, and maybe even Renaissance. I am happy to get this reply on this fine Sunday morning in Calgary, because I awakened myself with a melodic idea for the composition and rushed down to my studio to work on it. Your reply will certainly help to feed my muse.
There are lots of folk songs relating to 1812, Stan Rogers Come all ye Bold Canadians ! about General Brock . Billy Green The Scout, The Nancy, Tanglefoot - Secords Warning, Same Latitude as Rome - Capture of the Cayahoga Packet . But I fould it difficult to find Fife And Drum tunes of the 1812 period , anyone know different, would be interested.
As a new member, just today, I'd like to chime in on music - at least what I've uncovered from the US perspective. Apparently I need to be "friended" before I can send a message. Any musical friends out there?
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