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Answered By: Brandon Stilley
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021     Views: 230

The Music Library receives questions about ECU's musical history.  One of the most frequent requests is for information about ECU's Alma Mater and its history.

The ECU Alma Mater is "Hail to Thy Name So Fair". It first appeared in the 1940-41 ECTC Student Handbook where it was attributed to a student by the name of Harold A. McDougle ('44). McDougle later became a part-time instructor in the Music Department at ECTC (1946-47) and a music teacher at Greenville High School (1947-48). The lyrics to the second line of the song have changed from "Your joys we'll share" in the 1940-41 handbook to "Your joys we'll all share" in the present version.

Printed music for alma mater, SATB chorus: MusicLib M1959.E27 H3 2000
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