In the early 1950’s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit. These tablets contained cuneiform signs in the Hurrian language which turned out to be the oldest known piece of music ever discovered, a 3,400-year-old cult hymn. In 1988 Richard Fink writes in an article entitled ‘Archeologia Musicalis’ that the tablets found confirm a musical theory structure of a 7-note diatonic scale, as well as other harmonies, existing 3,400 years ago.
America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak”, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled “America” for publication. [Wikipedia]
American Pride is an American folk song originally written by Thomas McGregor on July 3rd, 2016 to commemorate the long-lasting heritage that is part of the fabric of American sensibilities. The song is set to represent the strength and commitment that Americans hold so close. The original melody has a rhythm that mimics a march. This symbolizes the many marches that have taken place in American history. McGregor, an avid composer, designed the melody in a way that allows for the listener to sing along; singing, yet, another pillar of the American historical story. [ThomasMcGregor.biz]