||"The Battle Cry of Freedom" by George F. Root (1862) has been arranged for concert band by James M. Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher arranged this Civil War tune in 2010 for his middle school band. It is kid tested and approved. Starts in concert Ab and ends in Bb. Well written and fun for all. This is a great way to introduce this classic tune to your band and teach a little history as well.