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Music: Governor's Musick at the Art Museums


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In colonial times, American musical accomplishments were informed by imports from Britain. But the Revolutionary War created a divide in this relationship. For example, composer James Hewitt wrote a battle sonata celebrating the Battle of Trenton, a decisive victory in securing American independence. Join us as we explore the battle sonata, a neglected musical genre of the Classical period, and show how Hewitt repurposed the genre to establish a separate American musical identity.

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Music: Governor's Musick at the Art Museums

Hennage Auditorium

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