Sheet Music of the Confederacy

A History

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About the Book

The creation of the Confederate States of America and the subsequent Civil War inspired composers, lyricists, and music publishers in Southern and border states, and even in foreign countries, to support the new nation. Confederate-imprint sheet music articulated and encouraged Confederate nationalism, honored soldiers and military leaders, comforted family and friends, and provided diversion from the hardships of war.
This is the first comprehensive history of the sheet music of the Confederacy. It covers works published before the war in Southern states that seceded from the Union, and those published during the war in Union occupied capitals, border and Northern states, and foreign countries. It is also the first work to examine the contribution of postwar Confederate–themed sheet music to the South’s response to its defeat, to the creation and fostering of Lost Cause themes, and to the promotion of national reunion and reconciliation.

About the Author(s)

Robert I. Curtis, professor emeritus of classics at the University of Georgia, lives in Hayden, Idaho.

Bibliographic Details

Robert I. Curtis
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 150 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9261-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5076-0
Imprint: McFarland