The Old Elm Tree (Hewitt, John Hill)

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Publisher. Info. Baltimore: George Willig, 1842. Plate 1479.
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General Information

Work Title The Old Elm Tree
Alternative. Title A Patriotic Ballad
Composer Hewitt, John Hill
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 117
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1842
Librettist Composer
Language English
Dedication Henry Russell
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3-4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

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This verbiage is on the first page of the music: Few who have visited Boston have not seen the ancient Elm Tree on the “Common”. With it are associated the most agreeable reminiscences of the American Patriot. It is still the scene of many a childish sport and “in the days that tried Men’s souls,” beneath its branches gathered the Patriots and Heroes who achieved the liberties we now enjoy.