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God Bless America - The Ultimate Patriotic Album

Audio Samples

>Traditional, American : Yankee Doodle, song
>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
>Scofield, G. S. : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful
>Traditional, Shaker : Simple Gifts
>Carey, Henry : America (My Country 'tis of Thee)
>Cohan, George M. : Over There
>Cohan, George M. : You're a Grand Old Flag
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Meacham, F. W. : American Patrol, march for band
>Gruber, Edmund L. : The Caissons Go Rolling Along, official song of the United States Army
>Zimmerman, Charles A. : Anchors Aweigh
>Boskir, Francis Saltus Van : Semper Paratus for band ("U. S. Coast Guard March")
>Crawford, Robert M. : The Army Air Corps March ("Off we go into the wild blue yonder")
>Traditional, American : The Marine Corps Hymn
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band

Album Summary

>Traditional, American : Yankee Doodle, song
>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
>Scofield, G. S. : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful
>Traditional, Shaker : Simple Gifts
>Carey, Henry : America (My Country 'tis of Thee)
>Cohan, George M. : Over There
>Cohan, George M. : You're a Grand Old Flag
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Meacham, F. W. : American Patrol, march for band
>Gruber, Edmund L. : The Caissons Go Rolling Along, official song of the United States Army
>Zimmerman, Charles A. : Anchors Aweigh
>Boskir, Francis Saltus Van : Semper Paratus for band ("U. S. Coast Guard March")
>Crawford, Robert M. : The Army Air Corps March ("Off we go into the wild blue yonder")
>Traditional, American : The Marine Corps Hymn
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

This CD contains both ADD and DDD recordings.

God Bless America: The Ultimate Patriotic Album gathers over an hour's worth of official and unofficial American anthems, including the Eric Rogers Choir's performances of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "America (My Country Tis of Thee)." Marilyn Horne sings "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "God Bless America," while the Eastman Wind Ensemble contributes renditions of "Yankee Doodle" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever." "Washington Post," "The Caissons Go Rolling Along," "Anchors Aweigh," and "The Air Force Song" are some of the other highlights of this very traditional, very patriotic collection. ~ Heather Phares

Includes thru' the years 1776-1969 for band by various composers.



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Works Details

>Traditional, American : Yankee Doodle, song
  • Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble (Typewriter); Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1765

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
  • Conductor: Eric Rogers
  • Ensemble: Eric Rogers Chorale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1799

>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Mezzo Soprano); Carl Davis (Mezzo Soprano); Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Scofield, G. S. : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Performers: Jerold Ottley (Hand Bells); Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Hand Bells)
  • Conductor: Jerold Ottley
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861

>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
  • Performers: Jerold Ottley (Hand Bells); Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Hand Bells)
  • Conductor: Jerold Ottley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 18th Century

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Performer: York Celebrations Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Ward, Samuel Augustus : America the Beautiful
  • Performers: Stanley Black (Piano); Robert Merrill (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stanley Black
  • Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1895

>Traditional, Shaker : Simple Gifts
  • Performers: Jerold Ottley (Hand Bells); Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Hand Bells)
  • Conductor: Jerold Ottley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 18th Century

>Carey, Henry : America (My Country 'tis of Thee)
  • Conductor: Eric Rogers
  • Ensemble: Eric Rogers Chorale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cohan, George M. : Over There
  • Conductor: Eric Rogers
  • Ensemble: Eric Rogers Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Cohan, George M. : You're a Grand Old Flag
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Mezzo Soprano); Carl Davis (Mezzo Soprano); Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
  • Performer: Band Of The Grenadier Guards
  • Conductor: Frederick Harris
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1888

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
  • Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble (Typewriter); Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1889

>Meacham, F. W. : American Patrol, march for band
  • Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble (Typewriter); Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1885

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
  • Performers: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1799

>Gruber, Edmund L. : The Caissons Go Rolling Along, official song of the United States Army
  • Performers: Band Of The Grenadier Guards; Rodney Bashford
  • Conductor: Rodney Bashford
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Zimmerman, Charles A. : Anchors Aweigh
  • Performers: Band Of The Grenadier Guards; Rodney Bashford
  • Conductor: Rodney Bashford
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Boskir, Francis Saltus Van : Semper Paratus for band ("U. S. Coast Guard March")
  • Performers: Band Of The Grenadier Guards; Rodney Bashford
  • Conductor: Rodney Bashford
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Crawford, Robert M. : The Army Air Corps March ("Off we go into the wild blue yonder")
  • Performers: Band Of The Grenadier Guards; Rodney Bashford
  • Conductor: Rodney Bashford
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: circa 1938

>Traditional, American : The Marine Corps Hymn
  • Performers: Band Of The Grenadier Guards; Rodney Bashford
  • Conductor: Rodney Bashford
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1919

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
  • Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble (Typewriter); Frederick Fennell
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1896