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.

Track listing for this show:

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

This is a podcast of The New Criterion.

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  1. halusk Inactive

    Enjoyed the list and the background. Thanks Jay!

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  2. Manny Member

    That was wonderful, the whole thirty-nine minutes.  

    • #2
  3. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti

    Update: We have added the track list with links to the post. 

    • #3
  4. colleenb Member

    And many, many thanks for the ‘Like’ on the podcasts, Blue Yeti.  I’d give you a raise if my name was James Lileks, et al.

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  5. EricLowber Inactive

    Please consider playing some John Fahey.

    • #5