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I finally uploaded a pair of short clips that featured Civil War era music that was performed at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church on April 10, 2011. It was the result of an auction that my husband and I won at PBUUC’s annual auction last fall and the item was a Sunday service where the highest bidder chose the theme of the service. I can remember feeling aghast when my husband kept on bidding for that item even though neither one of us had an idea in mind at the time.

Later on we found out that this year is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War so we requested that as the theme of the Sunday service. Overall I thought they did a pretty good job. I managed to film portions of that service—mainly the music parts. You can see the effort that was put into the music. (By the way, the choir is made up of all volunteers who are very devoted at what they do on many Sunday mornings.)

First up is a short Civil War tune that was perfomred on the piano by the Music Director, David Chapman, as part of the prelude to the Sunday service.

Next is a song called "Youth is the Time When Hearts are Large", whose lyrics were written by Moby Dick author Herman Melville.

Here is a nice piano version of the classic Civil War-era song "The Battle Cry of Freedom" performed once again by the Music Director, David Chapman.

And, last but not least, the choir sings Ron Jeffers’ Civil War-era song "Workin’ for the Dawn of Peace".

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