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Music Professor Talks Civil War Era Music

 

David Thompson
Dr. David Thompson

On June 15th, Limestone music professor Dr. David Thompson was the featured guest on the wildly popular South Carolina ETV radio program "Walter Edgar's Journal."



During his visit, Dr. Thompson told how the American Civil War shaped every aspect of life in the South, including music. Along with songs and military band music published in the South during the war, a considerable repertoire of solo keyboard music also exists, written by white, black, male, and female composers.

You can listen to the program here .