Description

Written at the request of Eugene Rogers for his new series, Bound for the Promised Land uses three 19th-century melodies: the shape note hymn The Promised Land; and two Appalachian fiddle tunes, Santa Anna's Retreat and The Temperance Reel. Using the Celtic phenomenon called mouth music or lilting, the singers accompany the dance music as fiddlers in a light and energetic fashion. The hymn tune, published in 1835, is credited to Miss M. Durhan, and is thus probably the first music published in America by a female composer. Duration Ca. 4 minutes