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1869 BOSTON MASS ~ NATIONAL PEACE JUBILEE BADGE
Item #: CWB11519
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5.5" IN LENGTH ~ 

The National Peace Jubilee was a celebration that commemorated the end of the American Civil War, organized by Patrick Gilmore in Boston from June 15-19, 1869. It featured an orchestra and a chorus, as well as numerous soloists. More than 11,000 performers participated, including the famous violinist Ole Bull as the orchestra's concertmaster,[1] and Carl Zerrahn as director of the choral forces.[2] The Jubilee became the "high-water mark in the influence of the band in American life".[3] Along with the World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival in 1872, it made Gilmore a famous composer and bandmaster. For the Jubilee, a newly commissioned "Hymn of Peace" was written by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, set to the music from "American Hymn" by Matthias Keller (1813-1875) and performed on the opening day.[4] 

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