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From Sunday Magazine

July 1st, 2011

Over at Sunday Magazine, I encountered a story from the July 2, 1911 edition of the New York Times concerning a new “Hymn to Liberty” composed by Arthur Farwell and to be sung at City Hall on the 4th of that year, as a “new national hymn”.

Intrigued, and having not heard it before nor being able to find a copy online, I set about to make a small recording, which I’ll present here. No choir on hand, I’ve reset the four voices in a direct, one-to-one setting for string quartet following the traditional arrangements, so the music is the same though the instruments differ; the piano line remains unchanged.


Daniel Dockery, Arthur Farwell’s Hymn to Liberty (1911)

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