Music: Tenting Tonight

The North is finally getting equal time from Columbia Records, whose 1954 album The Confederacy misted eyes from Richmond to Vicksburg, sold an impressive 35,000 copies. The Union, a handsomely turned-out companion album, may lack the other record's lost-cause fascination, and its concluding "hip-hip-hooray" cannot compete with the doomed defiance of The Confederacy's Rebel-yell finale. But The Union's alternately triumphant and melancholy Civil War music, again grouped by Conductor-Composer Richard Bales, stirs gallant ghosts and makes fine listening. The Grand Army starts off to war with a rousing quickstep, soon changes its...

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