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This Is My Country

  • 1. Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3)
    2. Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra: On the Trail - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    3. America the Beautiful (original title "Materna") - National Philharmonic Orchestra
    4. Battle Hymn of the Republic, The ("Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory," words by Julia Ward Howe; music attributed to Steffe) - Robert Shaw
    5. Shenandoah, folk song - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    6. America, for chorus & orchestra ("My Country 'Tis of Thee") - Robert Shaw Chorale
    7. Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives) - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
    8. Rodeo, selections from the ballet (including "Four Dance Episodes"): Hoedown - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    9. St. Louis Blues, song - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    10. Yankee Doodle, song - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    11. Dixie ("I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land"), song - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    12. Strike Up the Band, song (from Strike Up The Band; both versions) - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    13. American Salute, for orchestra - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    14. George M Cohan Medley - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    15. Semper Fidelis, march for band - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    16. Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band, The - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    17. Star-Spangled Banner, The (National Anthem, USA), for orchestra & voice/chorus, ad lib - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
    18. God Bless America, song
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 61545

  • Credits
    ProducerSteve Vining

    Personnel: Leontyne Price (soprano); Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano).
    Audio Remasterer: Joe Lopes.
    Liner Note Author: Michael K. Sheehan.
    Illustrator: Al Hirschfeld.
    Arrangers: Gould; Robert Russell Bennett; Richard Hayman.
    This Is My Country contains 18 patriotic songs -- "America the Beautiful," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Strike Up the Band," "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "The Star Spangled Banner," "God Bless America" -- as performed by various orchestras, including the Boston Pops and the St. Louis Symphony. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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