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To Be American: A Musical Tribute To God & Country

Album Summary

>Traditional, Swedish : O store Gud (How great thou art), hymn (tune Sanningsvittnet)
>Stewart, Brett : To Be American, for chorus & orchestra
>Stewart, Brett : God of Our Fathers / God Save America, medley for chorus & orchestra
>Billings, William : Chester
>Gilmore, Patrick S. : When Johnny Comes Marching Home, march song
>Traditional, American : Follow the Drinking Gourd
>Foster, Stephen : Oh! Susanna
>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
>Stewart, Brett : The New Colossus, for chorus & orchestra
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Stewart, Brett : Profile of a Flag, for chorus & orchestra
>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
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Recording information: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Cen.



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Works Details

>Traditional, Swedish : O store Gud (How great thou art), hymn (tune Sanningsvittnet)
  • Performer: Robin Cecil (Fiddle)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: after 1886

>Stewart, Brett : To Be American, for chorus & orchestra
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Stewart, Brett : God of Our Fathers / God Save America, medley for chorus & orchestra
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Billings, William : Chester
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1778

>Gilmore, Patrick S. : When Johnny Comes Marching Home, march song
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1863

>Traditional, American : Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.

>Foster, Stephen : Oh! Susanna
  • Performer: Ryan Tilby (Banjo)
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1847

>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1895

>Stewart, Brett : The New Colossus, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Heather Stewart
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Performers: Bryn Huntington (Clarinet); Brandon Stewart (Piano)
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Stewart, Brett : Profile of a Flag, for chorus & orchestra
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1799

>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1862

>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
  • Notes: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, USA (05/23/2014-05/24/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938