An American Salute: Spirit of the Nation

An American Salute: Spirit of the Nation


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American Salute: Spirit of the Nation is a tasteful collection of orchestral pieces devoted to the history and vitality of the United States. Performed by a series of orchestras, highlights include Aaron Copland's sweeping "Hoe Down," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite 'Sunrise'," during which the anticipation of the sun hitting the lip of the canyon is palpable. The introspective moments of "Variations on 'America'" and Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" are also a nice touch, as they offset the collection's more bombastic moments. Basic versions of the "Star Spangled Banner" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" round out the set.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Naxos American
UPC: 0636943914724
catalogNumber: 8559147
Rank: 234028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Hayman   Conductor
Keith Brion   Conductor
Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Marin Alsop   Conductor
Royal Scottish National Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Royal Artillery Band   Band,Track Performer
Peter Breiner   Conductor
Stephen Gunzenhauser   Conductor
José Serebrier   Conductor
William T. Stromberg   Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Philharmonic Rock Orchestra   Track Performer
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine   Performing Ensemble
Theodore Kuchar   Conductor
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

William Schuman   Arranger
Charles Ives   Composer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Jim Sturgeon   Executive Producer
Jennifer Axsom   Art Direction

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