SOUTHERN HARMONY

Podcast: Southern Harmony

In 1835 WIlliam Walker published his songbook Southern Harmony. The title page describes it as a collection of “tunes, hymns, psalms, odes and anthems”. It sold an astonishing 600,000 copies before the US Civil War, and became the inspiration for … Read More →


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Podcast: Lincoln Portraits

For generations Americans from all walks of life have been inspired by Abraham Lincoln. This includes generations of American composers who have written a long list of works dedicated to or inspired by the history and words of the 16th … Read More →


Naxos releases The City – 1939 World’s Fair Documentary Film with New Aaron Copland Score

In the Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed called Aaron Copland’s score to The City “an astonishing missing link not only in the genesis of Copland’s Americana style, but in American music and cinema.” On January 27, Naxos releases The City … Read More →


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Podcast: Monumental Winds

Monumental Works for Winds is a collection of some of the greatest pieces ever written for wind band. Persichetti’s 1956 Symphony for Band, Op. 69 is not only one of his greatest works, but has become one of the most … Read More →