Flowers American composer, educator, and choral conductor. In he wrote the popular Christmas carol "Carol of the Bells". His emotionally-charged concert arrangement of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", written in , is the one chosen most often by United States military ensembles. He became a soprano soloist and performed in numerous concerts and cathedral services, culminating in a performance at the White House for President Woodrow Wilson. He also learned to play the violin and piano. He went on to become a music teacher at New Ultrecht High School in Brooklyn, at which time he began organizing students into the choruses he would conduct for the next twenty-five years.

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Glory, glory hallelujah! For ever, evermore! The song first gained popularity around Charleston, South Carolina, where it was sung as a Methodist Camp Meeting song, particularly in churches belonging to free Blacks.

By contrast, it was also used early on as a marching song on army posts. Some have also theorized that the new verses were written about an inept Army sergeant named John Brown, thus giving the lyrics a kind of humorous double entendre. It began "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Chorus: Glory! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps His day is marching on. Chorus He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!

Be jubilant, my feet! Our God is marching on. Chorus In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me: As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.

Credit for some: Library of Congress, Music Division. Listen Now "Yankee doodle boy" sung by Billy Murray. Listen Now "The battle hymn of the Republic" performed by the U.

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It was performed in St. This section may contain indiscriminate , excessive , or irrelevant examples. Please improve the article by adding more descriptive text and removing less pertinent examples. December Popularity and widespread use[ edit ] In the years since the Civil War , "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used frequently as an American patriotic song. The popular use of the tune by Tottenham Hotspur can be traced to September during the —62 European Cup. In the return leg at White Hart Lane , some fans then wore angel costumes at the match holding placards with slogans such as "Glory be to shining White Hart Lane", and the crowded started singing the refrain "Glory, glory, hallelujah" as Spurs beat the Poles 8—1, starting the tradition at Tottenham. As a result of its popularity with these and other British teams, it has spread internationally and to other sporting codes.


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