July 08, 2019

Jay says “Happy Independence Day” with a buffet of American music, starting with “The Banjo” and ending with “America the Beautiful.” In between, you will have many melodies, many voices, all adding up to America. Have a great one.

Gottschalk, “The Banjo,” Ivan Davis

Camptown Races,” Marilyn Horne et al.

Ives, Symphony No. 2, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

MacDowell, “To a Wild Rose,” J. J. Sheridan

Hoiby, “Lady of the Harbor,” Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, María Pérez-Goodman

Lowry/Copland, “At the River,” Marilyn Horne et al.

American Salute” (an arrangement by Morton Gould), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Ride On, Jesus” (arr. R. Nathaniel Dett), Florence Quivar, Armen Guzelimian

The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Leontyne Price et al.

Ward, “America the Beautiful,” Ray Charles

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