Season after Pentecost, 2023
Attention organists & musicologists: I need your help with this, and you could be entitled to free scones!
"O Christmas Tree" + "Jesus Loves the Little Children" + "Deep River" + "Dixie" + "?" + the national anthem = Yon's American Rhapsody, the perfect piece for your July 4 organ recital.
The Christmas carol is really the state song of Maryland. Even the score tells us that. And I would hypothesize that as a Roman Catholic, Yon held a special place in his heart for the state.
That Sunday school song "Jesus Loves the Little Children" is really a Civil War ditty: "Tramp, tramp tramp, the boys are marching".
"Deep River" and "Dixie" I get.
But what's that other one? It starts at "Allegro Maestoso" on page 98 of this score.
Any ideas? Homemade baked goods are at stake.
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