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Battle Hymn of the Republic

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Music.

Poem by Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910) written 1862, first line being ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord’, sung to the tune of John Brown's Body. Last verse beginning ‘He...

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ethos

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Music.

In the theory of ancient Greek music, ‘ethos’ refers to the character conveyed by an entire piece of music or by one of its component parts. Thus, an individual tonos ...

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Juju

Overview page. Subjects: Music — African Studies.

Juju is guitar-dominated music that started in Lagos, Nigeria, in the 20s. Several historians have attempted to trace the exact date with widely differing results, though usage of the term...

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tattoo

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Warfare and Defence.

The mus. of bugles and drums, recalling soldiers to their barracks at night. In the Brit. Army it begins with the First Post, lasts about 30 minutes, and ends with the Last Post. Another...

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Yankee Doodle

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Warfare and Defence.

Popular Amer. tune with confused history of both words and mus., the 2 words of the title being still unexplained as to orig. Earliest printed version of tune, under this title, in Vol. I...

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