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On Dec. 8, 1941 United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress and the nation, in response to the “sudden and deliberate” attack of the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In this three-page, typewritten, hand-edited speech, FDR delivered the now famous declaration of war against […]

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Labor Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September. Origins of the holiday are traced back to 1872 when a parade was held in support of a strike by Toronto’s Typographical Union. In 1882, American union official Peter McGuire was asked to speak at a Canadian festival commemorating […]

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Well, here at Minor Music’s World Headquarters, it’s a beautiful Evening in June . It also happens to be the first day of summer, aka summer solstice. The way we see it, you have two choices: A. You can impress with your friends with warm weather trivia like: The word “solstice” refers to the longest […]

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  Francis Scott Key was born August 1, 1779 to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy and John Ross Key of Frederick County, Maryland. He was an American lawyer (and amateur poet) infamously detained aboard a British Royal Navy ship at the Battle of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. He is probably best known for […]

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D-Day commemorates June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. This was a time when a majority of the world’s nations were engaged in what was labeled as the deadliest conflict in human history. Minor Music takes a look back at the music of 1944. These are […]

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They are among the most recognizable marches of all time, but can you match the song title to its branch of service? Click through to find the answer… and while you’re there, add these mp3s to your patriotic playlist. The Air Force Song The Army Song The Navy Song The Marine Song The Coast Guard […]

FrightNight

This is the time of year to experience the excitement and enchantment of classical music at its ghoulish best. Of course we think you (and your family) should take full advantage of live performances of these pieces. But until then, we urge you to download, share and enjoy these haunting harmonies and mysterious melodies. Wagner […]

United States Air Force

  The United States Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. Sure, we hope you’ll download the The Air Force Song and add it to your playlist, but take a few moments and visit the White House Blog , and […]

Superheroes

  We have to admit, our resident ninja designed a super playlist for you. Seriously, take a listen to these iconic superhero themes. Download your favorite versions, and let us know what needs to be added to the list. Avengers Batman (Featuring Neal Hefti) Spiderman Superman Wonder Woman (we love the one featuring Dustin Robinson […]

July4

Looking to add a patriotic mix to your music collection? For lovers of this genre, we humbly submit our Top 5 picks for required listening. Undoubtedly, sometime during the cookouts and parades, you’ll wanna hear: 1. Stars and Stripes Forever was composed by John Philip Sousa, and is recognized as the official march of the […]