An exuberant picture book applauds the man behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the world had ever seen GÇö or heard.
As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music GÇö the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston in 1849, where he became a bandleader. During the brutal Civil War, it was music that kept up his spirits and those of his fellow soldiers. So when the war ended and peace was restored to the country, Patrick had an idea. He would create the biggest, boldest, loudest concert the world had ever known to celebrate. A peace jubilee! But with twelve cannons, forty church bells, one thousand musicians, and ten thousand singers, just how would all of this sound? Matt TavaresGÇÖs spirited illustrations burst with sound words in perfect harmony with Alicia PotterGÇÖs triumphant story of the joy of music.
Jubilee!: Patrick S. Gilmore's Very, Very Loud Idea
One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace
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