Three Secular Anthems from The Sacred Harp (2020)

• TTBB Choir, a cappella. [English] 11–12′

―by Dean Crocker

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Arrangements of early 19th-century American patriotic verses from the classic “Shape Note” tradition.

Star of Columbia (Matilda T. Durham)
Columbia! Columbia! to glory arise,
The queen of the world, and the child of the skies!
Thy genius commands thee, with raptures behold,
While ages on ages thy splendors unfold…

—Dr. Timothy Dwight (1752‒1817)

The Soldier‘s Dream (C. A. Davis)
Our bugles sung truce, for the night-cloud had low‘r‘d,
And the Sentinel stars set their watch in the sky,
And thousands had sunk on the ground, overpow‘r‘d,
The weary to sleep, and the wounded to die…

—Thomas Campbell (1777‒1844)

Ode on Science
The morning sun shines from the east,
And spreads his glories to the west,
All nations with his beams are blest,
Whene‘r the radiant light appears…

—Jezaniah Sumner (1754‒1836)

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