Series 1: The Schuylers & The Ten Broecks
Episode 2: Philip & Brom-A Lifelong Friendship

Philip Schuyler was born on the corner of what is now State and Pearl Street on November 20th, 1733, to Johannes and Cornelia Schuyler. Abraham Ten Broeck was born on the corner of Columbia and Market Street on May 13, 1734, to Dirck and Margarita Ten Broeck. Both Philip and Abraham came from large families, but they were each the eldest surviving son.

Both the Ten Broeck and Schuyler families came from rather humble origins. Back in the Netherlands, the Schuylers were bakers and the Ten Broecks employees of the West India Company. The patriarchs of both families had arrived in New York, or New Netherland, as it was called at the time, by the 1650s. Both families garnered wealth through the beaver fur trade. The families have a history of operating prominent trading businesses, serving on Albany’s city council, as mayors, Indian Commissioners, and holding militia commissions.

When Philip and Abraham were born, they inherited the legacy of their ancestors. They made ample use of it, and built upon it with their own accomplishments, as you’re about to learn in this episode of Tales of Old Albany.

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“Philip and Brom - A Lifelong Friendship”


Presented by Casey Polomaine and Aaron Holbritter
Written by Jessie Serfillipi
Conceived and Edited by Aaron Holbritter
Produced by Aaron Holbritter and Casey Polomaine
Recorded by Isaac Newberry

Featuring:

Ian LaChance* as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 20, and the Poet

Isaac Newberry* as Philip Schuyler, age 20

Chris Foster as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 40

Patrick White as Philip Schuyler age 40 and Johannes Van Rensselaer

Casey Polomiane* as Philip Schuyler, age 8

Brigitta Giulianelli as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 8, Catherine Schuyler, and others.

Angela Potrikus as Elizabeth VR Ten Broeck

Evan Jones as School Teacher, and others

Maeve McEneny** as Cady Schuyler, and others

Marquis Heath as Prince, and others

Nick Bosanko as Rensselaer Schuyler

Joe Plock as Dirk Ten Broeck, Sr.

Matthew G. Hamm** as Albany Resident

(*Creative License founding member)

(**Albany County Historical Association Board Trustee)

Music:

Theme song:
Chase, Epic Adventure
Composer: Johannes Bornloff
http://audiograb.com/T2hGvDX5Fn


Additional Music:
Cinematic Piano by AShamaluevMusic.
https://youtu.be/6Sq5Y2HzF1c


Fife Feature: Lowlands Away
Music by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_United_States_Army_Old_Guard_Fife_and_Drum_Corps/Celebrating_50_Years/04_1725


Johann Pachelbel - Kanon in D
by Aitua
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-whoXu79zk


"Forgotten" by Whitesand
https://www.patreon.com/Whitesand

“Baron Steuben’s March”
Sturbridge Colonial Militia
https://archive.org/details/MusicOfTheRevolutionaryWar/BaronSteubensMarch.mp3

"A Mothers Sacrifice"
Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/
Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox

All music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…

Resources:

Letter used to inspire fictional letter: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=%20Author%3A%22Schuyler%2C%20Philip%22%20Period%3A%22Revolutionary%20War%22&s=1111311111&sa=schuyler&r=42

References:

People of Colonial Albany

Book of Common Prayer: https://archive.org/stream/bookommray00epis#page/n189/mode/2up

“The Story of Arbor Hill and the Ten Broeck Mansion at Albany, New York” https://www.jstor.org/stable/23154791?read-now=1&loggedin=true&seq=4#page_scan_tab_contents

NYPL Philip Schuyler Papers

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

Ten Broeck Mansion

 Actors Evan Jones & Brigitta Giulianelli pose for a pic in between recording sessions

Actors Evan Jones & Brigitta Giulianelli pose for a pic in between recording sessions

 Sound Engineer and Creative License Co-Founder Isaac Newberry prepares to record the next set of dialogue

Sound Engineer and Creative License Co-Founder Isaac Newberry prepares to record the next set of dialogue

 Brom the Beaver, the official Ten Broeck Mansion mascot, guards the mic between takes

Brom the Beaver, the official Ten Broeck Mansion mascot, guards the mic between takes