Angels' Visits and Other Vocal Gems of Victorian America
Kathleen Battle, soprano; Raymond Murcell, baritone; Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano; The Harmoneion Singers/Neely Bruce; Lawrence Skrobacs, piano and harmonium

This recording is a collection of American songs and hymns published mostly during the 1860s and 1870s that deal generally with angels, heaven, and death. Considering the rather morbid subject matter of these songs, they are surprisingly pleasant and refreshing. Death and its associated aspects were a major topic in fiction, poetry, art, and music during much of the nineteenth century in Victorian America. Consequently, the songwriters aimed at a broad popular audience because the subjects were so deeply embedded in the public's consciousness. Even today, tunes like "Sweet By and By" and "Rock of Ages" still resonate. An invaluable piece of Americana.

Harmoneion Singers

Angels' Visits and Other Vocal Gems of Victorian America

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Track Listing

Sweet By And By
J. P. Webster
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Willie's Grave
J. P. Webster
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We Are Happy Now, Dear Mother
Isaac Baker Woodbury
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Flee As A Bird
Anonymous
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Shall We Know Each Other There?
Rev. Robert Lowry
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Trusting
Charles Albert White
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Rock Of Ages
Dudley Buck
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Angels' Visits
Claude Melnotte
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Oh, You Must Be A Lover Of The Lord
Anonymous
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Put My Little Shoes Away
Charles E. Pratt
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I Love To Tell The Story
William G. Fischer
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The Last Hymn
J. W. Hicks
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The Babe of Bethlehem
J. W. Dadmun
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