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George Alexander was the nom du disque of baritone Clifford Alexander Wiley (1867–1913), a recitalist who began recording for Zonophone Records in 1902. He recorded copiously for the
and Zonophone record companies in addition to recording a handful of titles for
the Victor Talking Machine Company. His robust sonority and precise diction
made him a natural for the acoustical recording process.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic is a hymn by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (New Testament) with the American Civil War. Since that time it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song.