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Sunday, June 19, 2016 Permalink

Classical Music Playlist, June 19, 2016

Today is Juneteenth. Using his War Powers, Abraham Lincoln announced his Emancipation Proclamation in the Fall of 1862. Those War Powers limited the effect of the Proclamation to those states that were in rebellion, Union controlled boarder states and Texas were not affected. Although the Civil War officially ended on May 9th, 1865, battles continued into early June. On June 18th, Union General Gordon Granger took two thousand Union Troops and occupied Galveston. On the 19th he publicly read "general order no. 3" which announced the Emancipation of the last slaves in the US.
Freed slaves celebrated Emancipation on June 19th 1866 and it became an annual Celebration in Galveston, Texas, and over the years and decades spread throughout the Country. It is an Official Holiday in 45 states, including California.
As a final note, the 13th Ammendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery through out the United States. It took effect on December 18th, 1865.


Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag BUY Eugene List, piano
Sony 60993
Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait BUY Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwarz, conductor James Earl Jones, narrator
Delos 3140
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G major BUY Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege, conductor Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Cedille Records 35
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture for Orchestra BUY Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Antal Dorati, conductor
London/Decca 430712
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in Eb major BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 44726
Adolphus Hailstork: Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (In Memorium: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) BUY Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, conductor
Cedille Records 61
Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes BUY Althea Waites, piano
Cambria Music 1097
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" BUY Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Chandos 9154

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