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John Hill Hewitt via Richard Walsh

John Hill Hewitt was America's first famous international song writer and, before the rise of Stephen Foster, the country's most popular composer. Richard Walsh adapted and arranged Hewitt's "The Young Volunteer" for the modern ear as the theme of "One Cold Night in Virginia," a Humphrey Edwards Films civil-war-era film. As two young volunteer's lie in the cold of Northern Virginia dying from wounds inflicted by the other, the story explores their search for humanity. Richard Walsh conducts the music that so fittingly defines their exploration and captures the soul and spirt of the confrontation know as the Battle of Chancellorsville. That music and it's score are available for purchase under the "Tickets and More" tab of

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