This program presents a skewed cross-section of American music, especially the patriotic sort. There's also Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, which has nothing to do with the US, but always gets played on July 4 because of the mutual association with explosives and fireworks.
Ned Rorem: Rain over the Quaker graveyard (CD: The King of (Catharine Crozier, organ) Instruments: A Listener's Guide) Dudley Buck: Concert variations: The star-spangled (CD: Yankee: banner Come Home!) (Marian Ruhl Metson, organ) Henri Vieuxtemps: Souvenir d'Amérique: Burlesque (CD: Violin and Organ: Variations on "Yankee Doodle" The Murray/Lohuis Duo) (Robert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis, organ) William Schumann: New England Triptych (CD: A Tribute to (Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwartz) William Schumann) Frederick Fennell & The Dallas Wind Symphony (CD: Beachcomber: Meredith Wilson: 76 Trombones Encores for Band) Samuel A. Ward: America, the Beautiful Frederick Fennell & The Eastman Wind Ensemble (CD: Mercury Living Leroy Anderson: The Syncopated Clock Presence: You Are John Philip Sousa: The Liberty Bell March There!) Irving Berlin: Alexander's Ragtime Band (CD: Sonos (Sonos Handbell Ensemble; Handbell Ensemble) James Meredith) Mack Wilberg (arr.): My Shepherd will supply my need (CD: The Choirs and (BYU Concert Choir) Orchestra of Brigham Young University) Robert Lowry: Shall we gather at the river? (CD: Sonos (Sonos Handbell; James Meredith) Handbell Ensemble) Come O thou traveller unknown (CD: The American (Daniel McCabe, baritone; Vocalist) Joel Cohen, guitar) Virgil Thomson: And did those feet? (CD: Virgil Thomson) (Philip Forhnmayer, baritone; H. Jac McCracken, piano) Aaron Copland: Four Motets (CD: Copland: Old Help us, O Lord American Songs) Thou, O Jehovah, abideth forever Have mercy on us, O Lord Sing ye praises to our King (Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Jerold D. Ottley) Ludwig van Beethoven: 7 variations on "God save the King" (CD: The Beethoven (Melvin Tan, fortepiano) Broadwood Fortepiano) American Songs (CD: Folk Songs) Stephen Foster: Old folks at home Stephen Foster: Beautiful dreamer Polly wolly doodle (Westminster Choir; Joseph Flummerfelt) Hammerstein / Kern: Ol' Man River (CD: Paul Robeson: (Paul Robeson) The Legendary Moscow Concert) Cecil Sharp (arr.): Oh John no! (CD: Paul Robeson: (Paul Robeson) The Legendary Moscow Concert) Georg Frideric Handel: Musick for the Royal Fireworks (CD: Coronation La Réjouissance Anthems: Musick for Bourréee the Royal Fireworks) (The King's Consort; Robert King) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (CD: Tchaikovsky: (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) 1812 Overture) Claude-Bénigne Balbastre: Marche des Marseillois et l'air Ça-Ira (James Welch, organ) William Steffe/Julia Ward Howe (arr. Peter Wilhousky): (CD: The Choirs and Battle Hymn of the Republic Orchestra of Brigham (Men's Chorus & Philharmonia of Young University) BYU; David DaltonBYU Concert Choir) Charles Ives: Variations on America (CD: Yankee: (Marian Ruhl Metson, organ) Come Home!) Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (CD: Mercury Living (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) Presence: You Are There!)
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