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God Bless the USA / United States Army Band & Chorus


Release Date: 02/16/1999 
Label:  Altissimo   Catalog #: 5565   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joseph Wilcox JenkinsRandall ThompsonPhilip EgnerWilliam Steffe,   ... 
Performer:  James BurchfielRobert McDonaldSteve Cramer
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army BandUnited States Army Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The mission of the U.S. Army Band is to inspire America's soldiers and citizens with music. The men and women of this esteemed musical organization accomplish this mission thousands of times each year during performances in the nation's capital, throughout the country and around the world. Established by General of the Armies John J. Pershing in 1922, the U.S. Army Band is the official musical organization for many diplomatic and state functions at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the Tomb of the Unknown. Leading every Presidential Inaugural Parade since 1925, the U.S. Army Band, known a "Pershing's Own," has also represented the Nation at miliary ceremonies and special events around Read more the world including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland, The Kennedy Center Honors National Telecast and the opening of the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games. It is with great pride that Altissimo! dedicates this recording, God Bless America, to all Americans around the world who serve the cause of freedom. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
American Overture by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
2.
The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band,  United States Army Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
West Point March by Philip Egner
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band,  United States Army Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Wilhousky 
5.
Armed Forces Medley by Traditional
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band,  United States Army Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
God bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood
Performer:  James Burchfiel (Baritone)
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band,  United States Army Chorus
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Mark Taylor 
7.
American Salute by Morton Gould
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
National Emblem by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
America the Beautiful by Samuel Augustus Ward
Performer:  Robert McDonald (Baritone)
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band,  United States Army Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: James Kessler 
10.
Freedom Isn't Free by Traditional
Performer:  Steve Cramer (Voice)
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Mark Taylor 
11.
God of our fathers by George William Warren
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Period: Romantic 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Claude Smith 
12.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  L. Bryan Shelburne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Army Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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