Thursday, July 1, 2010

Music for 4th of July

America's national anniversary is often celebrated with music for the occasion. Wind bands or orchestras play outdoor concerts, and singers will cross their usual genre distinctions to celebrate American values. Some of the music for this holiday comes from the classical repertoire: Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture being the most famous example. American compoosers whose music is often featured include Aaron Copland, Morton Gould, and Leonard Bernstein.

Some CDs to help you celebrate:

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