Ives Violin Sonata No. 2

Ives first movement: 

HEARD AT THE END of the movement! ("Cumulative" form)

Ives second movement: 
"In the Barn"
Battle Cry Clip
00:00 / 01:46

DID YOU KNOW:  Battle Cry of Freedom was so popular in 1862 that 14 printing presses couldn't keep up with the demand for the song!  (Even the Confederacy adapted it.)  "Freedom" refers to abolition of slavery.

Ives third movement: 
"The Revival"
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Mor
00:00 / 06:12

DID YOU KNOW:  Ives thought countries should be abolished.  Instead, we would have a "People's World Union".  He proposed his idea in a letter to President Theodore Roosevelt but nothing came of it.