||"Three Patriotic Anthems of the Civil War" were transcribed for modern concert band by Nicholas J. Contorno in 1994. Included are: Harvey Dodsworth’s 1853 "Star Spangled Banner"; William E. Gilmore’s 1860’s "Amarica"; Walter Dignam’s "Doxology". All three pieces were in many of the band books of the Civil War period. They were played throughout the war and beyond. Interesting from a historical as well as a musical standpoint.