||"Abe Lincolnís Song Book" was written by Douglas Hill in 2008 in celebration of Abraham Lincolnís 200th birthday on February 12, 2009. This Woodwind Trio with narration can be played with a variety of woodwind instruments. (i.e., Fl/Hn/Bsn; Fl/Cl/Bsn; Ob/Cl/Bsn; Cl/Hn/Bsn; Ob/Eng. Hn/Bsn; Cl/Cl/Bsn; Fl/Eng. Hn/Bsn, etc.) The collection has a selection of twelve of Abraham Lincolnís favorite melodies. Included are: Barbara Allen; Old Sister Phoebe; The Romish Lady; Skip To My Lou; Kathleen Mavourneen; Adam and Eveís Wedding Song; Gentle Annie; Hoosen Johnny; The Soldierís Chorus; Silver Bell Waltz; Dixieís Land; Hail to the Chief. Score included. Over 60 plus combinations of instruments can mix and match these tunes (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds).
Lincoln felt a deep love and abiding respect for all kinds of music, similar to his extraordinary ability to feel compassion and respect for all kinds of people. These wonderful little songs capture a glimpse of his time and his place on this earth. Through Lincolnís favorite songs we can celebrate the boy who became that most remarkable man who grew beyond us all as an example of a timeless, extraordinary human being.