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  1. Ainsworth, H. — Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Hymn $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 100 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 25 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 111 $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 97 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 55 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 34 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 13 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 27 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 18 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 75 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 37 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 39 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 33 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 24 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Ainsworth, H. — The Bay Book of Psalmes: Psalm 84 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Ainsworth, H. — Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass., 1840-60", "Concord Sonata": III. The Alcotts $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Ainsworth, H. — The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Psalm 4, "Oxford Tune" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Ainsworth, H. — The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Psalm 23, "Low Dutch Tune" $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Ainsworth, H. — The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Psalm 73, "York Tune" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Ainsworth, H. — The Whole Booke of Psalmes: Psalm 100, "Old Hundredth" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Ainsworth, H. — Appalachian Spring: Coda: Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Ainsworth, H. — Standish - Isle of Wight - 100th Psalm Tune New $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Ainsworth, H. — The Grounds and Rules of Music Explained: Southwell New - Windsor - Litchfield - Psalm 148 $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Ainsworth, H. — Urania: Urania: Standisch - Isle of Wight - 100th Psalm of Tune New $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Ainsworth, H. — Cambridge Tune - Southwell Tune $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Ainsworth, H. — Urania: The Lord descended from above $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Ainsworth, H. — Urania: Psalm 19 $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Ainsworth, H. — How Beautiful Upon the Mountains $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Ainsworth, H. — Pioneer Dances: I. Allegro vivo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Ainsworth, H. — Pioneer Dances: II. Andante, quasi rubato $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Ainsworth, H. — Pioneer Dances: III. Allegro vivo $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Copland, Aaron : Variations on a Shaker Melody, for orchestra (arr. from Appalachian Spring)
>Anonymous : Ainsworth Psalms
>Ives, Charles : Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840-60"
>Anonymous : Bay Psalms
>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring
>Traditional, American : Work(s)
>Anonymous : The Lord descended from above (from James Lyon's Urania)
>Anonymous : Psalm 19 (from James Lyon's Urania)
>Antes, John : How Beautiful Upon the Mountains
>Stuart-Coolidge, Peggy : Pioneer Dances, for orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The pioneering spirit of the first explorers of the United States of America, from their own music from the earliest times to superb evocations of their lives, times and tunes from famous American composers of the twentieth century. Ainsworth Psalms, the Bay Psalter, Ives, Copland, Coolidge and more.



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Works Details

>Copland, Aaron : Variations on a Shaker Melody, for orchestra (arr. from Appalachian Spring)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Anonymous : Ainsworth Psalms
  • Performers: Thomas Bogdan (Tenor); Richard Muenz (Baritone); Rosalind Rees (Soprano)

>Ives, Charles : Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840-60" :: Concord, Mass., 1840-60, for piano (& optional viola, flute), S. 88 (K. 3A2)
  • Performer: Roger Shields (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911-1915

>Anonymous : Bay Psalms
  • Performers: Thomas Bogdan (Tenor); Patrick Mason (Baritone); Richard Muenz (Baritone); Rosalind Rees (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Moderato - Coda
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Traditional, American : Work(s) :: Standish - Isle of Wight - 100th Psalm Tune New (from Tuft's 'Introduction')
  • Performers: Thomas Bogdan (Tenor); Patrick Mason (Baritone); Richard Muenz (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, American : Work(s) :: Southwell New - Windsor - Litchfield - Psalm 148 (from Walter's 'Grounds & Rules')
  • Performers: Lin Garber (Baritone); Patrick Mason (Baritone); Paul Parker (Mezzo Soprano); Patricia Price (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.

>Traditional, American : Work(s) :: Standish - Isle of Wight - 100th Psalm Tune New (from Lyon's 'Urania')
  • Performer: Jan Opalach (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Traditional, American : Work(s) :: Cambridge Tune / Southwell Tune (from Ainsworth, Bay, Walter & Lyon)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.

>Anonymous : The Lord descended from above (from James Lyon's Urania)
  • Performers: Patrick Mason (Baritone); Paul Parker (Mezzo Soprano); Patricia Price (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.

>Anonymous : Psalm 19 (from James Lyon's Urania)
  • Performers: Patrick Mason (Baritone); Paul Parker (Mezzo Soprano); Patricia Price (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.

>Antes, John : How Beautiful Upon the Mountains
  • Conductor: Gregg Smith
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Stuart-Coolidge, Peggy : Pioneer Dances, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Siegfried Landau
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980