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Four Songs of the Civil War

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By George F. Root, Henry C. Work, Thomas á Becket, Sr.

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Brass Quintet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by George F. Root, Henry C. Work, Thomas á Becket, Sr. Arranged by Bill Wilson. Patriotic, Old-time. Score, Set of Parts. 38 pages. Published by Alexander Wilson (S0.68619).

Item Number: S0.68619

Including "Just Before the Battle, Mother," "Just After the Battle," "Marching Through Georgia," and "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," this collection of authentic civil war songs is just the thing for a patriotic occasion. The pdf contains a more detailed explanation of the individual pieces, but the first two pieces listed here were hits at the time, with their popularity fading off afterwards, while the second two captured the spirit of patriotism so well that they remain popular long after their composition. Performance time respective to the order listed above is approximately 1'30", 1'45", 50", and 50", for a total of almost five minutes. Arranged for brass quintet (two Bb trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba).  Visit our website,, for a catalog of our arrangements available through

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