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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