A young man recites the first line of the Shema in a small room. The Jewish book of faith, the Torah, commands all Jewish men to recite this prayer when they awaken from sleep and when the lie down to sleep. The prayer is a proclamation of the monotheistic one-ness of God, which is essential Judaism. Recorded on a Yeti Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.
Sound of recording of a person asking "Amen" when giving a political speech at the Moral March on February 8, 2014 in North Carolina.
The chorus to the patriotic spiritual used to rally Union troops during the American Civil War. The song was adapted from its original version, "John Brown's Body" (an American folk song composed by William Steffe), by Julia Ward Howe,. The lyrics were initially published in The Atlantic Monthly in February, 1862.
The sound recording is of the song "Oh, My Lord" from the motion picture "Glory." The recording is a portrayal of a pre-battle song by the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African American units during the Civil War, before their attack on Fort Wagner. The song is comprised of vocalists, tambourines, and harmonicas.