This installation looks at all four years (thus far) of Burrell's Civil War compositions and displays his research notes and musical scores alongside the historical materials which inspired him. For example, in this case focusing on the 2014 compositions you can see Burrell's hand-written scores and drafts of Monika Larsson's poetic lyrics along with a page from Lincoln's 1864 Baltimore Address which was the genesis of the idea of "Listening to Lincoln."
notes on recruiting black soldiers, an early printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, an album belonging to Confederate spy Belle Boyd, sketches from John Brown's trial, and an account of the death of Elmer Ellsworth, an early casualty of the war who was revered as a Union martyr.
|Matthew Brady, carte de visite photograph of Col. Elmer Ellsworth. 1860. AMs 811/2.1|
So join us next week for the concert and any time through May for Four Scores.