Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Desellem, Phillip
Library of Congress
Saladini, Robert
Scott, Frank N.
Dates 1998
Location Washington D.C.
Garfield. (A Nation's Tribute of Mourning for its Deceased President.)
Contributor Names
Scott, Frank N. (composer)
Saladini, Robert (conductor)
DeSellem, Phillip (pianist)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, 1998, monographic.
-  Few events of the 1880s caused such an outpouring of music as did the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881; he survived for more than two months, finally dying on September 19. Frank N. Scott's piece on the assassination was first written and published at a time when it seemed that Garfield would recover; he later revised the words (though not the music) as a dirge for a fallen president. This is the second version, described on the title page as "A Nation's Tribute of Mourning for its Deceased Beloved President."
-  The performers are the "Music for the Nation" Singers, and are all Library of Congress staff members. These selections were recorded in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium on September 23, 1998. Robert Saladini, director; Phillip DeSellem, pianist; Carol Guglielm, Elizabeth Miller (sopranos); Laura Lee Fischer, Linda Gill (altos); David Arbury, Thomas A. Howe (tenors); Ralph Gingery, John Oswald Greene (basses).
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