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Mark Twain's America


Release Date: 01/15/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470513   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandMay BraheStephen FosterOscar Rasbach,   ... 
Performer:  Benjamin LuxonDavid WillisonRobert MerrillMarilyn Horne,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaStanley BlackCarl DavisJohn T. Williams,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Festival OrchestraLondon Festival Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Appalachian Spring: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Bless this house by May Brahe
Performer:  Benjamin Luxon (Baritone), David Willison (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Beautiful dreamer by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Stanley Black
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra,  London Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Osian Ellis (Harp)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Trees by Oscar Rasbach
Performer:  Benjamin Luxon (Baritone), David Willison (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tanglewood Festival Chorus,  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
American Salute by Morton Gould
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tanglewood Festival Chorus,  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Shenandoah by Traditional
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Mississippi Suite by Ferde Grofé
Conductor:  Howard Hanson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Show Boat: Ol' Man River by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Simon Estes (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Willie Anthony Waters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Grand Canyon Suite: On the trail by Ferde Grofé
Conductor:  Stanley Black
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 4, Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Morten Gunnar Larsen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
14.
Alexander's Ragtime Band: Alexander's Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Lt. Col. Fred J. Harris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grenadier Guards Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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