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America, the Beautiful


Download links and information about America, the Beautiful by Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, The Boston Pops Orchestra. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 54:02 minutes.

Artist: Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, The Boston Pops Orchestra
Release date: 1996
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 14
Duration: 54:02
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No. Title Length
1. Fanfare for the Common Man 2:59
2. American Salute 4:30
3. America, the Beautiful 3:10
4. This Land is Your Land 3:30
5. Rodeo: No. 4. Hoe-Down 3:28
6. Prayer of Thanksgiving 2:45
7. The Entertainer (featuring Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops, Pasquale Cardillo) 3:26
8. Alexander's Ragtime Band (featuring Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops) 3:12
9. Strike Up the Band 2:47
10. The Music Man: Seventy-Six Trombones 3:01
11. When the Saints go marchin' in 4:27
12. The Stars And Stripes Forever 3:32
13. America, the Dream Goes On 4:32
14. Variations on America - orch. William Schuman 8:43



America the Beautiful is a collection of "typically American" songs performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Only a few selections are overtly patriotic ("American Salute (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and the title track); the main focus of the program is on quintessentially American composers such as Aaron Copland ("Fanfare for the Common Man," "Hoedown"), George Gershwin ("Strike Up the Band"), John Phillip Sousa ("The Stars and Stripes Forever"), Irving Berlin ("Alexander's Ragtime Band"), Scott Joplin ("The Entertainer"), Charles Ives ("Variations on 'America'"), and Meredith Willson ("Seventy-Six Trombones"), as well as traditional songs like "Prayer of Thanksgiving" and "When the Saints Go Marching In," plus the Woody Guthrie folk standard "This Land Is Your Land." While most of the material isn't exactly unfamiliar, that actually works in the disc's favor — it comes off as a showcase of the range and depth of talent in American popular composition, and it's a fitting tribute.