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Songs of Democracy / US Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants

Album Summary

>Mactaggart, Larry : American Heroes, for chorus & band
>Grossman, Larry : The Last Full Measure of Devotion
>Greenwood, Lee : God Bless the U.S.A.
>Guthrie, Woody : This Land Is Your Land
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Hanson, Howard : Song of Democracy for chorus & orchestra, Op 44
>Mactaggart, Larry : Those Magnificent Airmen and Their Flying Machines, for chorus & band
>Werle, Floyd : Cohan's Big Three, medley for chorus & band (or orchestra)
>Davis, Michael : Irving Berlin
>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
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Notes & Reviews:

The selections on this album span several genres and encompass the ideals of pride, freedom, opportunity, and family that are evident in music of the past and today. Ideals like pride, freedom, opportunity, and family are evident in music of the past as well as in music today. The United States Air Force Band proudly presents these Songs of Democracy, to celebrate our legacy of American patriotic music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Center for the Performing Arts, George Mason Univer (06/09/1998-06/12/1998).

Includes high flight / air force hymn, for chorus & band by various composers.



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Works Details

>Mactaggart, Larry : American Heroes, for chorus & band
  • Performer: David Farwig (Charango)
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Singing Sergeants
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Grossman, Larry : The Last Full Measure of Devotion
  • Performer: Richard Pearson
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Greenwood, Lee : God Bless the U.S.A.
  • Performers: Donna Abraira; David Nokes; Richard Pearson
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Guthrie, Woody : This Land Is Your Land
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1862

>Hanson, Howard : Song of Democracy for chorus & orchestra, Op 44
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 13 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mactaggart, Larry : Those Magnificent Airmen and Their Flying Machines, for chorus & band
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Werle, Floyd : Cohan's Big Three, medley for chorus & band (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Davis, Michael : Irving Berlin :: The Man and His Music, for chorus & band
  • Performers: Donna Abraira; Russell Colleran; David Farwig (Charango); David Nokes (Bass Baritone); Julianne Turrentine
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 23 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1895