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Was My Brother in the Battle?
Stephen Swanson
Was My Brother in the Battle?
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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This program grew out of Stephen Swanson s frustration with the coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom and with his son s decision to enlist. He and his wife began researching song dealing with war and formulated a program of...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stephen Swanson
Title: Was My Brother in the Battle?
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Albany Records
Release Date: 10/1/2008
Album Type: Single
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034061105626

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This program grew out of Stephen Swanson s frustration with the coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom and with his son s decision to enlist. He and his wife began researching song dealing with war and formulated a program of songs about the individuals involved in America s historic military conflicts, their friends and their families. The primary consideration was the texts rather than the settings. The fervent nationalistic patriotism of World War I; the intimate personal glimpses in to World War II; the satirical songs from the Cold War; the Vietnam-era protest songs; the setting of Abraham Lincoln s letter to a mother who lost five sons all demonstrate the conflict between the need to fight and the horrific losses war imposes.