Jubilo (Gould)

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Morton Gould

Morton Gould (trans. James C. Ripley)

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Subtitle: Based on The Year of Jubilo

General Info

Year: 1976
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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  • Percussion Score, m.154: bottom system: Snare drum is notated on 2nd space, instead of 1st space.
  • Percussion Score, m. 72, bottom system: Top line is now tambourine.

Program Notes

Kingdom Coming, also known as The Year of Jubilo, is an American Civil War song, written and composed by Henry C. Work in 1862, prior to the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

The song is pro-Unionist, and the lyrics are sung from the point of view of slaves in Confederate territory, who celebrate their impending freedom after their master flees the approach of Union military forces. They speculate on the future fate of the owner, whom they suspect will pretend to be a runaway slave in order to avoid capture. With their owner absent, the slaves revolt, locking their overseer in a cellar as retribution for his harsh treatment toward them. The slaves then celebrate their impending emancipation by Union soldiers by drinking their absent owner's cider and wine in his kitchen.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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