James Hewitt: The Battle of Trenton

James Hewitt: The Battle of Trenton
Item# 443-41000
$9.95

Product Description

James Hewitt was moved to set to music the clash and drama of the Battle of Trenton, which took place on Christmas Day, 1776. George Washington’s surprise attack was the master stroke that boosted the morale of the ragged American army and helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War. Hewitt’s ear was attuned to the times and his enthusiasm for his adopted country is evident in this piece of musical imagery. Hewitt dedicated his descriptive sonata to General Washington, and the piece enjoyed considerable popularity in concerts of the day. The composer’s pictorial subtitles indicate his musical intention. Your congregation is sure to enjoy this compositional gem.