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Classical Fireworks

07/04/08 9:00PM

AP Photo/A. Pellett

AP Photo/Alden Pellett

The air is filled with the sounds - and sights - of fireworks tonight! It's "Classical Fireworks" with Cheryl Willoughby for your July 4th evening, featuring all American performers in works like Morton Gould's "American Salute", John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" March, and Victor Herbert's "American Fantasia".

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Playlist

9:00pm

Festival Overture on "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Composer: Dudley Buck
Ensemble: St Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60983
 
 

9:07pm

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
Composer: George Friederich Handel
Ensemble: Boston Baroque
Conductor: Martin Pearlman
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80594
Note: (original 1749 version)
 
 

9:25pm

American Salute
Composer: Morton Gould
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60778
 
 

9:30pm

American Fantasia
Composer: Victor Herbert
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60983
 
 

9:41pm

1812 Overture, 49
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 5642
 
 

9:55pm

Stars and Stripes Forever March
Composer: John Philip Sousa
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60778
 
 

9:59pm

America (My Country 'tis of Thee)
Composer: Traditional (lyrics by Samuel Smith)
Ensemble: RCA Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Soloists: Robert Shaw Chorale
Record co./Cat #: RCA 63888
 
 
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