This Week's

Feature 45


Title:Battle Hymn of the Republic
Artist:Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Composer:Wilhousky
Label:CBS Coronet
Release:24 September 1959

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world. Formed more than 170 years ago, their weekly radio programme has been on air for almost 92 years. In 1959 they recorded Battle Hymn of the Republic a song written during the American Civil War which they sang live at President Reagan's inauguration parade in 1981. The recording made No.5 in Sydney on 17th October 1959.