Independence Day Staple, the “1812 Overture” is a Story of God’s Sovereignty Over Human History

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Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is a staple of Fourth of July celebrations around the United States, yet many of us might not be aware of the narrative that unfolds in the music. You might think that it recounts a pivotal battle between the United States and Great Britain during the War of 1812 but you would be wrong. You might be really intelligent and know that the piece is actually about Russia driving Napoleon out of Moscow in early fall of 1812, as heard with the competing musical quotations of … [Read more...]


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