Monday, March 12, 2007

The Nation Mourns...The Funeral March for Abraham Lincoln. ..1865 ... This is something you rarely see today..

Here is a great rarity...The Funeral March for Abraham Lincoln. It was a popular thing to do in the Victorian age to write funeral marches for everything. But in this case it has merit. This is indeed a rare piece and one worth sharing, as few get to see things like this.
This was published in April 1865, and was most probably writen and published within days of Lincoln's assassination. I am sure that many of these sheets were made, but so few are found today.
So today's treat in rare history is this musical piece, that most probably was played at many of the massive events and funerals that honored Lincoln till he was finally laid to rest in early May of 1865.