Today is the Actual Lincoln’s Birthday – As Opposed to Presidents’ Day Next Week

Next week, UC campuses will close on Monday for Presidents’ Day, a combined celebration of the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington.  But today is the actual Lincoln’s birthday.  There is much interest these days in Lincoln, thanks to the recent film which is up for various Academy Awards.  In any case, in the spirit of all of that, below are links to the cantata Lonesome Train, recorded in the 1940s.  Copies of the record seem to be scarce but here are three links to the cantata (in three parts due to YouTube time duration limits):

Part 1:


or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GdiUNRrEz0

Part 2:


or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-orvvEIkC8

Part 3:


or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYosfpcGqI

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