Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1850's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 151-152:


It is to be remembered that the Civil War had just begun, and calls were made through the newspapers for a national song; it was said that we could no more dispense with it than we could with a flag. A group of patriots in New York City had offered a prize for such a hymn. Dr. Holmes thought we ought to try for the prize. I was eager to do my share. To collaborate with such a man was an honor and a personal delight

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cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 151-152. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Unknown National Hymn
written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Ryan
performed by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Ryan

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:04:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:45:05 +0000