Music Monday: Henry Livingston's Revolutionary War Diary - Hudson River Painters
Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1744-1828) went with his cousin's husband, Major General Richard Montgomery, on the 1775 invasion of Canada. These were short term enlistments, so he became major of the 3rd NY in August and returned home in late December. The diary is shown along with the Hudson River School's images of the terrain. The music was transcribed from Henry Livingston's handwritten music manuscript, one of the largest such books of the period. The Journal of Major Henry Livingston of the Third New York Continental Line, August to December, 1775. [edited] By Gaillard Hunt, Washington, D.C. Compiled and created by Mary Van Deusen. http://www.henrylivingston.com/writing/prose/revdiary.htm
Thanks to HRMM volunteer Mark Heller for sharing his knowledge of Hudson River music history for this series.
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