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Battle Hymn of the Republic
Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was preceded musically by the hymn “Canaan’s Happy Shore” and the military marching tune “John Brown’s Body.”

Influenced by

Howe’s Civil War hymn has been influencing spiritual writers and patriotic folksingers since the late 19th century.
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