THE REBELS ARE COMING!
The Rebels Are Coming! Musical CD
Based on the best-selling book, The Longest Raid of the Civil War. This musical is Morgan's Raid in music featuring original songs as well as Civil War favorites. As General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate cavalry invaded the North, the cry heard throughout the Midwest was "The Rebels Are Coming!” The adventure comes alive in this exciting and entertaining musical drama adapted for the stage. Some of the songs are from the Civil War era, but most are original, written and composed especially for this epic story by Lester Horwitz & Dennis Duvall.
STORY: July 1863, Confederate General Braxton Bragg plans to withdraw from Tullahoma to Chattanooga, TN. Concerned that he will be attacked by Union General Wm. Rosecrans, Gen. Morgan suggests he create a diversion so all the Union cavalry will chase him and not observe Bragg`s withdrawal. Morgan receives approval for his raid into Kentucky. But against orders, he crosses the Ohio River into Indiana and Ohio. Bragg safely pulls back to Chattanooga, which accomplishes the raid’s mission. But Morgan and his nine regiments are cut off from returning safely back into the South.
The Rebels Are Coming! dramatizes many of the actual events. Some of the songs are from the Civil War era, but most are original, written and composed especially for this epic story. Journey with us on this legendary raid that began in Middle Tennessee and ended just 90 miles from Lake Erie, less than 10 miles from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
The music is a potpourri of musical styles and contemporary rhythms set in the Civil War era. Reflecting today`s musical tastes. The songs are performed as soft rock, swing, country, rhythm & blues, a romantic ballad, waltz, comedy, Dixieland, patriotic marches, barbershop harmony as well as traditional Civil War melodies.