Where Home Is: Life In Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati, Crossroads of the East and West
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80251     Release Date: 1995-01-01
Life in 19th-Century Cincinnati The Harmoneion Singers; John Miner, conductor; Peter Basquin, piano and harmonium; Clifford Jackson, baritone; John Aler, tenor Where Home Is is an anthology of traditional songs of family and religious life coupled with contrasting songs by abolitionists, frontiersmen, and blackfaced minstrels. The explosive mixture of peoples and cultures found in nineteenth-century Cincinnati resulted in the widely disparate musical views represented here by wholesome choral works, jovial romps of instrumental virtuosity, and song-statements of political and religious fervor. A border city on the Ohio River and western frontier, Cincinnati was home to a diverse population of Northerners and Southerners, Protestants and Catholics, natives and immigrants, abolitionists and anti-abolitionists. The Harmoneion Singers with John Miner conducting, and Peter Basquin, piano and harmonium, continue their exploration of America's past musical treasures by presenting works of Augustus Dameron Fillmore, William C. Peters, George Holman, and George F. Root, among others. Extensive liner notes by noted historians Kathryn Kish Sklar and Jon Newsom discuss life and music in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, and feature complete song lyrics. This historical gem belongs in the collections of historians, Americana aficionados, and music lovers alike.

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Track Listing

Where Home Is
George F. Root
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Sweet Home
Anonymous
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A Life in The West
G. P. Morris
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Old Rosin The Bow
Anonymous
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Ho! For Kanzas
F. H. Pease
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The Old Canoe
George F. Root
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You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry
Rowland Howard
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The Jovial Farmer Boy
Anonymous
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Wake Up, Jake
George Holman
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Sounds of The Singing School
P.P. Bliss
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Ohio
Augustus Dameron Fillmore
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Ives
Elam Ives Jr.
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Galop
James R. Murray
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Frankfort Belle
William C. Peters
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Louisville March & Quick-Step
William C. Peters
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The Blessed Bible
Augustus Dameron Fillmore
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Henry
Augustus Dameron Fillmore
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Who'll Buy? (Temperance)
James R. Murray
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Firmament
Augustus Dameron Fillmore
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