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America the Beautiful/The Choirs of Washington National Cathedral- Michael McCarthy, conductor
America the Beautiful/Washington National Cathedral Choir

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Program and Notes
America the Beautiful
The Choirs of Washington National Cathedral
Washington Symphonic Brass

Michael McCarthy, conductor

Recorded at Washington National Cathedral on October 7-8 and November 11-12, 2004, this CD weaves a tapestry of the American musical experience, broadly articulating the triumphs and travails, the emerging growth and diversity of the Nation, and defines a healthy sense of what is good about patriotism.

Program Notes

1              1   America—arr. David Willcocks  (3:00)
                2   America the Beautiful—Samuel A. Ward, arr. Michael McCarthy (3:22)
                3   Washington Post March—John Philip Sousa, arr. Joseph M. Linger (2:53)
                4   Steal Away—arr. Michael Tippett (3:04)
                5   My Shepherd will supply my need—Joseph Funk, arr. Virgil Thompsen (4:17)
                6   There is a balm in Gilead—William L. Dawson (3:43)
                7   Deep river—arr. Michael Tippett (3:30)
                8   Fanfare for the Common Man—Aaron Copland (3:06)
                9   O Love of God—C. Hubert H. Parry, arr. Michael McCarthy (4:53)
               10  Lord of the Dance—Sydney Carter, arr. Michael McCarthy (3:07)
               11 Aria—Paul Manz (6:26)
               12 Abide with me—William H. Monk, arr. Moses Hogan (3:38)
               13 Father, in thy gracious keeping—Richard Wayne Dirksen (4:15)    
               14 Battle Hymn of the Republic—William Steffe, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky (5:32))
               15 The Star-spangled Banner—John Stafford Smith (1:41)
               16 The Stars and Stripes Forever—John Philip Sousa, arr. George Faxon (4:35)

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A Beautiful Program Beautifully Performed July 16, 2010
Reviewer: Kenton Kravig from Irving, TX United States  
The first piece to catch my eye was Willcocks' unparallelled arrangement of America, and it is beautifully performed here. The program has a pleasing variety and the music is sensitively directed and performed. Highly recommended as a Memorial Day or July 4th gift!

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