Saturday, July 05, 2008

Music List for Independence Day

(How many of these are in your collection?)

1. Portraits of Freedom: Music of Aaron Copland and Roy Harris; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor. (Highlights include A Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for the Common Man)
2. Handel: Royal Fireworks Music; New York Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez, conductor.
3. Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Guennadi Rojdestvenski, conductor.
4. Orff: Carmina Burana; The London Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor.
5. Honor to our Soldiers: Music of the Civil War; Classical Brass.
6. Heart of America; Azusa Pacific University Choir and Orchestra, Gary Bonner, conductor.
7. Out West!: Tone Poems of the American West; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor (highlights include Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite and Copland's Rodeo)
8. Greatest Hits: Simon and Garfunkel.
9. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, from Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, conductor.
10. Respighi: The Pines of the Appian Way (from The Pines of Rome); New York Philharmonic, Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor.
11. Holst: The Planets; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, conductor.
12. Copland: Appalachian Spring; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, conductor.
13. Sleepless in Seattle: The Soundtrack
14. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9: From the New World; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor.
15. Summon the Heroes; The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams, conductor. (Highlights include Bugler's Dream, Summon the Heroes, Festive Overture by Shostakovich, The Olympic Spirit, and 1492: Conquest of Paradise)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have at least 8, although they might be by a different orchestra. My favorite is D's Symphony #9 - which is also a great cure for headaches! (Susan)