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Home For The Harvest - Music For Thanksgiving

Various
Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1058  
Composer:  Aaron CoplandRobert WardVirgil ThomsonDon Brandon Ray,   ... 
Performer:  Barbara ChapmanDebra Wendells Cross
Conductor:  Frank BattistiLorenzo MutiJames BolleDerek Gleeson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind EnsembleSt. Stephen's Chamber OrchestraMonadnock Festival Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nature’s abundance – this is what harvest festivals around the world have celebrated from time immemorial. But America’s great harvest festival, Thanksgiving, celebrates something else besides. Ever since Pilgrim newcomer and native Wampanoag sat together at a common table in the fall of 1621, Thanksgiving has been a reminder of our deep connection to family, friends, neighbors and (as the Founding Fathers would put it) Nature’s God.

This special Thanksgiving album is intended as a musical companion to our multifaceted feast day, featuring works by some of our country’s most lauded composers, from hither and yon across the states and the decades. Some of their contributions are instrumental, others vocal. Some are symphonic
Read more excerpts, others dance tunes, spirituals or hymns. Some gleam with the burnish of the early 1800s, while even those of more recent date have the soft, rich rustle of nostalgia about them.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Concertino for Strings: 3rd movement, Siciliano by Robert Ward
Conductor:  Lorenzo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Stephen's Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Symphony on a Hymn Tune: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Virgil Thomson
Conductor:  James Bolle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monadnock Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Homestead Dances (9): Farmhands' Dance by Don Brandon Ray
Conductor:  Derek Gleeson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1996; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Pretty Sally by John Powell
Performer:  Barbara Chapman (Harp), Debra Wendells Cross (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
We shall walk through the valley in peace by Traditional
Conductor:  William Appling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  William Appling Singers
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: William Appling. 
7.
Shining Shore by George Root
Conductor:  William Appling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  William Appling Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Homestead Dances (9): The Quilters' Dance by Don Brandon Ray
Conductor:  Derek Gleeson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1996; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp: no 2, Were you there? - Steal away by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
10.
Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp: no 3, All God's children got wings by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Kenneth Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Homestead Dances (9): Promenade by Don Brandon Ray
Conductor:  Derek Gleeson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1996; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12.
Frostiana: no 2, The Pasture by Randall Thompson
Conductor:  Paul Shewan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale,  Roberts Wesleyan College Chamber Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1959 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13.
Symphony X "The Big D": Requiem for a Hero by Don Gillis
Conductor:  Ian Hobson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14.
Symphony X "The Big D": Cotton Bowl by Don Gillis
Conductor:  Ian Hobson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15.
At the Foot of Yonders Mountain by John Powell
Performer:  Debra Wendells Cross (Flute), Barbara Chapman (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
16.
Shall we gather at the river? by Robert Lowry
Conductor:  William Appling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  William Appling Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Brooklyn, New York, 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17.
Missionary Chant by Charles Zeuner
Conductor:  William Appling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  William Appling Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18.
Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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