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Americana / The United States Coast Guard Band

Audio Samples

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Beckel, Jr., James A. : American Dream, for band
>Copland, Aaron : Lincoln Portrait
>Buckley, Lewis J. : Bright Colored Dances, for concert band
>Frenkel, Ian : Cole Porter Medley, for band
>Gould, Morton : Horseless Carriage Galop, for band (from "Family Album")
>Werle, Floyd : The Golden Age of the Xylophone, for xylophone & band (or orchestra)
>Briggs, Thomas : I-95 from Viva Connecticut, for band
>Unspecified : A Set for Benny, for band
>Traditional, American : Turkey in the Straw
>Ives, Charles : Variations for Organ on "America"
>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful

Album Summary

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Beckel, Jr., James A. : American Dream, for band
>Copland, Aaron : Lincoln Portrait
>Buckley, Lewis J. : Bright Colored Dances, for concert band
>Frenkel, Ian : Cole Porter Medley, for band
>Gould, Morton : Horseless Carriage Galop, for band (from "Family Album")
>Werle, Floyd : The Golden Age of the Xylophone, for xylophone & band (or orchestra)
>Briggs, Thomas : I-95 from Viva Connecticut, for band
>Unspecified : A Set for Benny, for band
>Traditional, American : Turkey in the Straw
>Ives, Charles : Variations for Organ on "America"
>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Webster's Dictionary defines "Americana" as "things typical of America." The "typical American" optimistic spirit is captured in the sweeping melodies and triumphant sonorities of composer James Beckel's "American Dream." "Typical American" patriotism shines through in American March King, John Philip Sousa's, "Washington Post," one of his most famous marches written in 1889 and became popular as a dance tune and a march both in the United States and Europe. Walter Cronkite guest appears as narrator for "A Lincoln Portrait." Colonel Nikolai Ushapovsky also makes a guest appearance on this album conducting Ives' "Variations on America." Directed by Commander Lewis J. Buckley, the United States Coast Guard Band strives to express its great patriotism on this album, Americana.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Leamy Hall Auditorium, The United States Coast Guard Ac (04/07/1991); Sonalysts Studios' Power Station New England, Waterford (04/07/1991).



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Works Details

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Ensemble: United States Coast Guard Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Beckel, Jr., James A. : American Dream, for band
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Copland, Aaron : Lincoln Portrait
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 13 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Buckley, Lewis J. : Bright Colored Dances, for concert band
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Frenkel, Ian : Cole Porter Medley, for band
  • Performers: United Band; Ian Frenkel (Piano); Tracy Thomas (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gould, Morton : Horseless Carriage Galop, for band (from "Family Album")
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Werle, Floyd : The Golden Age of the Xylophone, for xylophone & band (or orchestra)
  • Performers: United Band; Albert Lyman (Xylophone)
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Briggs, Thomas : I-95 from Viva Connecticut, for band
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.

>Unspecified : A Set for Benny, for band
  • Performers: United Band; Samuel Hasty (Trumpet); Andrew Sherwood (Clarinet); Gregory Wirt (Trombone)
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, American : Turkey in the Straw
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Ives, Charles : Variations for Organ on "America"
  • Performer: United Band
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1891-1892

>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful
  • Performer: United Band
  • Conductor: Lewis Buckley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1895