Battle Hymn of the Republic

Something for the weekend.  The Battle Hymn of the Republic.  This version by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the most powerful one I have heard.  During the Civil War the Mormons kept their distance from the fighting, concentrating on their unsuccessful efforts to enter the Union.  A good post here on the tense relationship between Salt Lake City and Washington during the War.  Now, the Mormons are as mainstream as white bread and tend to be very patriotic.  Time changes the past, or rather how we perceive the past. (more…)