November Music

Hiawatha

 
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Washington

 

Otis

 

Adams

Yankee Doodle was first sung by the Loyalists to make fun of the rebels. But when the rebels had a victory, they sang it back to mock them! That's when we adopted it as one of our songs.

 

Franklin

Franklin invented the glass armonica.

 

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Revere

The Liberty Song, written by Founding Father John Dickinson in 1768 to the music of William Boyce's "Heart of Oak," is perhaps the first patriotic song written in America.

 
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Lexington

 
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Battle of Bunker Hill

 
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Jefferson

Dancing at the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg.

 
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Signing the Declaration

What is believed to be the first American art song was written by a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The composer was Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791). He was a lawyer and also an amateur composer. His song, "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free," was composed in 1759.

 
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