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Various Artists, Music of the American Revolution: The Birth of Liberty (1996)

No taxation without representation! This selection of popular music from the years leading up to the Revolutionary War reflects the spirit of protest and resistance that filled the streets, homes, taverns, and churches.

Various Artists, Music of the American Revolution: The Sounds of Ancient Fifes and Drums (2003)

You never knew you'd be so captivated by the sweet whistling fife coupled with the deliberate rumble of marching percussion. This collection of Revolutionary era classics include "Yankee Doodle," "The World Turned Upside Down," "Janizary's March," "First of September," and dozens of other marches heard on the battlefields of the past as well as in parades and concerts of the present.

Barry Phillips, The World Turned Upside Down (1992)

Barry Phillips collection of popular music from the Revolutionary era includes quaint folk songs, lively dance tunes, and other elegant compositions played in homes, taverns, and even on the war front.

Hesperus, Early American Roots (1997)

A fantastic offering from the Hesperus Early Music Ensemble, this disc includes 22 performances based on eighteenth-century ballads, hymns, and cotillion tunes. See if you can pick out the unique sounds of baroque violins, recorders, violas da gamba, and other period instruments.

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