Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn of the Republic / Glory! Glory! Hallelujah) - Piano Solo

(Tune "John Brown's Body")

Composer Unknown
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This arrangement is a transcription of my 2017 recording of the hymn "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn of the Republic)." This well-known text, often sung as a patriotic song in the United States and as a hymn in other parts of the world, was set to the tune of "John Brown's Body," an anonymously-authored camp song possibly from the early 1800s, by Julia Ward Howe in 1861, in reaction to the US Civil War. While originally published with six verses, I have included the text of three of the verses often used in the US.

This arrangement presents the song as a meditative piece, so it should be played gently rather than with the military feel often used (in the US, at least).

The piece should work well as either a performance number or as a musical reflection for memorial programs.

My performance of this arrangement is available on youtube at https://youtu.be/J-am_xHEzzw, or visit my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/RickBetts, for this and other songs.

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Composer Unknown
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Julia Ward Howe
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Folk music

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