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American Classics - Celebrate the American Spirit

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>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Irish Dragoon, operetta
>     Overture
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Bullets and Bayonets, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Nymphalin, reverie for violin & orchestra (or band)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Jack Tar, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory, fantasie for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : March of the Mitten Men (Power and Glory), march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Dwellers of the Western World, suite for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Invincible Eagle, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Swanee, humoresque for band (after Gershwin)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Look for the Silver Lining, humoresque for band (after Kern)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Daughters of Texas, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
>Barber, Samuel : Medea, Op. 23 "Cave of the Heart"
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Grofé, Ferde : Mississippi
>     A Journey in Tones ( Suite), for orchestra
>     A Journey in Tones ( Suite), for orchestra
>Grofé, Ferde : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
>Grofé, Ferde : Niagara Falls Suite, for orchestra
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Hands Across the Sea, march for band
>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Dizzy Fingers for piano
>Gottschalk, Louis M. : Tournament Galop, for piano, D. 153 (RO 264)
>McKay, George Frederick : From a Moonlit Ceremony, for orchestra
>     I. Evocation
>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin
>     1st movement
>Foote, Arthur : Melody for violin & piano, Op. 44
>Herbert, Victor : Al Fresco, an intermezzo for 8 instruments (from "It Happened In Nordland")
>Fry, William Henry : The Breaking Heart, for orchestra (Adagio)
>     Excerpt
>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
>     I. Andante moderato (Excerpt)
>Gould, Morton : Stephen Foster Gallery
>     Camptown Races
>Cage, John : Prelude for Meditation, for prepared piano
>Piston, Walter : Quintet for flute & string quartet
>     I. Allegro Moderato grazioso
>Hanson, Howard : Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31
>     Love Duet
>MacDowell, Edward : Hexentanz (Witches' Dance), for piano, Op. 17/2

Album Summary

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Irish Dragoon, operetta
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Bullets and Bayonets, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Nymphalin, reverie for violin & orchestra (or band)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Jack Tar, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory, fantasie for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : March of the Mitten Men (Power and Glory), march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Dwellers of the Western World, suite for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Invincible Eagle, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Swanee, humoresque for band (after Gershwin)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Look for the Silver Lining, humoresque for band (after Kern)
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Daughters of Texas, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
>Barber, Samuel : Medea, Op. 23 "Cave of the Heart"
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Grofé, Ferde : Mississippi
>Grofé, Ferde : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
>Grofé, Ferde : Niagara Falls Suite, for orchestra
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Hands Across the Sea, march for band
>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Dizzy Fingers for piano
>Gottschalk, Louis M. : Tournament Galop, for piano, D. 153 (RO 264)
>McKay, George Frederick : From a Moonlit Ceremony, for orchestra
>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin
>Foote, Arthur : Melody for violin & piano, Op. 44
>Herbert, Victor : Al Fresco, an intermezzo for 8 instruments (from "It Happened In Nordland")
>Fry, William Henry : The Breaking Heart, for orchestra (Adagio)
>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2)
>Gould, Morton : Stephen Foster Gallery
>Cage, John : Prelude for Meditation, for prepared piano
>Piston, Walter : Quintet for flute & string quartet
>Hanson, Howard : Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31
>MacDowell, Edward : Hexentanz (Witches' Dance), for piano, Op. 17/2
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Wendy Warner (cello).

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (09/02/1996-05/12/2000); Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (09/02/1996-05/12/2000); Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset, England (09/02/1996-05/12/2000).



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>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Irish Dragoon, operetta :: Overture
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1913

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Bullets and Bayonets, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1919

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Nymphalin, reverie for violin & orchestra (or band)
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Jack Tar, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1903

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory, fantasie for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : March of the Mitten Men (Power and Glory), march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1923

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Dwellers of the Western World, suite for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Invincible Eagle, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Swanee, humoresque for band (after Gershwin)
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Humoresque on Look for the Silver Lining, humoresque for band (after Kern)
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Daughters of Texas, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1929

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
  • Performers: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
  • Performers: Marin Alsop (Strings); Wendy Warner (Cello); Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 29 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Barber, Samuel : Medea, Op. 23 "Cave of the Heart"
  • Performers: Marin Alsop (Strings); Wendy Warner; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1947.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Performers: Marin Alsop (Strings); Wendy Warner; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972) : Mississippi :: A Journey in Tones ( Suite), for orchestra
  • Performers: Peter Manning (Violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; William Stromberg
  • Conductor: William Stromberg
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
  • Performers: Peter Manning (Violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; William Stromberg
  • Conductor: William Stromberg
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972) : Niagara Falls Suite, for orchestra
  • Performers: Peter Manning (Violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; William Stromberg
  • Conductor: William Stromberg
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Hands Across the Sea, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1899

>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Dizzy Fingers for piano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Ferde Grofé (1892 - 1972) : Mississippi :: A Journey in Tones ( Suite), for orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Gottschalk, Louis M. : Tournament Galop, for piano, D. 153 (RO 264)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854

>McKay, George Frederick : From a Moonlit Ceremony, for orchestra :: I. Evocation
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin :: 1st movement
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987

>Foote, Arthur : Melody for violin & piano, Op. 44
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Herbert, Victor : Al Fresco, an intermezzo for 8 instruments (from "It Happened In Nordland")
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Fry, William Henry : The Breaking Heart, for orchestra (Adagio) :: Excerpt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Ives, Charles : Symphony no 2, for orchestra, S. 2 (K. 1A2) :: I. Andante moderato (Excerpt)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1902

>Gould, Morton : Stephen Foster Gallery :: Camptown Races
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Cage, John : Prelude for Meditation, for prepared piano
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Piston, Walter : Quintet for flute & string quartet :: I. Allegro Moderato grazioso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Hanson, Howard : Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31 :: Love Duet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>MacDowell, Edward : Hexentanz (Witches' Dance), for piano, Op. 17/2
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic