Senate to help lead the secessionist states in But his political skills—or lack thereof—made the new government's performance inconsistent and often fractious, although his support of Robert E.
Judge the evidence for yourself as we explore the boys in the band. As director, Fenelon not only conducted the orchestra on a nightly basis, but was also tasked with the duty of recruiting and hiring musicians to ensure that Ford would have an ample sized band each night. In this capacity, Fenelon recruited local D.
While Fenelon stayed in D. Ford was then tasked with finding a new orchestra leader for his new theater. Withers was from a musical family and, at the beginning of the war, he and his father and brothers had joined the Union army and served as members of a regimental band.
The bands provided music during marching and aided with the morale of the men. In the late summer ofhowever, Congress passed a law abolishing regimental bands, feeling that the service had been abused by non-musical men trying to avoid regular duty and that the bands were not worth the cost during war time.
Though Withers stayed on for some time after the dissolution of his band and acted as a medic, he was eventually discharged. Withers excitedly took up John T. Withers was highly pleasing, and the execution of the national airs gave a spice to the entertainment, which was fully appreciated.
As the two leading theaters in the city, the press abounded in making comparisons between the two houses. One way the theaters rivaled each other was with their orchestras.
It appears that Withers continued to augment the orchestra during his tenure and found his growing of the band to be a point of pride. In addition to his duties as conductor of the orchestra, Withers would occasionally volunteer his services as a solo violinist for special occasions.
Theatrical seasons ended during the hot months, which left many musicians without jobs during the summer. Without the steady albeit small income from the theaters, musicians had to make their own arrangements. During this time, many teamed up with other musicians to play small concerts in music halls.
With his connections, Withers was able to rent out bigger venues.
When the theatrical season opened in the fall, Withers was rehired by Ford to be his orchestra director. The season started without a hitch but, in January ofWithers experienced some unaccustomed criticism of his orchestra in the press.
In comparing the two main D. Ford has done better. His theater has been uniformly dignified, and he has succeeded in procuring a different class of stars from those played by his competitor…but his stock company has not by any means been all that it should be, and his orchestra needs improvement.
Withers not only used the local talent at his disposal but also brought in musicians from New York. As much as John T. Ford liked being the best, he and Leonard Grover had realized the costly arms race that dueling orchestras would cause them. It appears that some time over the last two years, the two theater owners had come to an mutual understanding regarding the size of their orchestras.
Rather than continuing in attempting to one-up each other, they had put an unknown limit on each other in order to keep the houses equal. When Withers began increasing the size of the orchestra in earlyFord objected, fearing it would break the truce with Grover.
On April 2,Ford wrote a letter to his stage manager, John B. The necessity of this I will explain and stisfy you — If Grover wants Withers — he can go — O can easily supply his place. Let us have the same Instruments that Grover has — my honor is pledged to this. In addition to being a band leader and talented violinist, Withers also composed music.
He wrote several polkas and instrumental pieces which were sold by local music shops.
With the Civil War coming to an end in April ofWithers was looking for a chance to perform his own patriotic air, which featured vocalists. He had arranged for a quartet of vocalists to perform the song on the evening of April 15th. However, during the morning rehearsal for Our American Cousin on April 14th, Withers heard the news that the Lincolns, possibly joined by the Grants, were coming to the show that night.
Performing his song in front of the President and General Grant would make for a much better debut and so he decided to perform the piece that night instead.Indiana, Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside.
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