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George Washington, Music for the First President
By Kate Van Winkle Keller. ISBN 1-877984-24-8. Copyright 1999. Softcover with 32 pages.
Kate Van Winkle Keller writes about music that George Washington knew or might have heard in his home or in the streets, in taverns and theaters, on the parade ground, the battlefield, or in ballrooms and concert halls. Over half of these pieces are American compositions, several of which feature locally composed lyrics set to older British tunes. Five were composed specifically to honor Washington. The actual sheet music is given, and the book is intended as a companion music book to the recording of David and Ginger Hildebrand.