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Spirit of America (2003)

  • Language English
  • UPC Code 783027567229
  • Media Types CD; MP3; Digital Download

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. 01 America the Beautiful 4:30
    Music By
    Samuel A. Ward
    Lyrics By
    Katherine Lee Bates
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press / © 2003 Oxford University Press
  3. 02 Bound for the Promised Land 2:35
    Music By
    American folk hymn
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press / © 2003 Oxford University Press
  4. 03 This Land Is Your Land 2:40
    Music By
    Woody Guthrie
    Lyrics By
    Woody Guthrie
    Arrangement By
    Percy Faith and Michael Davis
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / Music and text © TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
  5. 04 Shenandoah 4:48
    Music By
    American folk song
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press / © 2003 Oxford University Press
  6. 05 Battle Hymn of the Republic 5:19
    Music By
    William Steffe
    Lyrics By
    Julia Ward Howe
    Arrangement By
    Peter J. Wilhousky
    Publisher
    Carl Fischer, Inc./ © 1944 by Carl Fischer, Inc. This recording is through special arrangement with Telarc, Inc., label for "The Sound of Glory" (CD-80579) on which this song also appears performed by the Choir and Orchestra.
  7. 06 Distant Land 4:41
    Music By
    John Rutter
    Lyrics By
    John Rutter
    Publisher
    Hinshaw Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/ © 2002 Collegium Music Publications
  8. 07 They, the Builders of the Nation 3:28
    Music By
    Alfred M. Durham
    Lyrics By
    Ida R. Alldredge
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Deseret Book Co. / Music and Text © Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
  9. 08 The House I Live In 3:26
    Music By
    Earl Robinson
    Lyrics By
    Lewis Allen
    Arrangement By
    Michael Davis
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / Music and text © 1942 (Renewed) Music Sales Corporation
  10. 09 America, the Dream Goes On 3:18
    Music By
    John Williams
    Lyrics By
    Alan and Marilyn Bergman
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / © WB Music Corporation/Threesome Music. Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corporation/Marjer Publishing
  11. 10 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor 3:01
    Music By
    Irving Berlin
    Lyrics By
    Emma Lazarus
    Arrangement By
    Roy Ringwald
    Orchestration By
    Michael Davis
    Publisher
    Shawnee Press, Inc. / © Irving Berlin Music Company (Administered by Williamson Music Company) (ASCAP)
  12. 11 God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand 4:12
    Music By
    George W. Warren
    Lyrics By
    Daniel C. Roberts
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press / © 2003 Oxford University Press
  13. 12 Hymn for America 3:08
    Music By
    Stephen Paulus
    Lyrics By
    Michael Dennis Browne
    Publisher
    Paulus Publications / © 2003 by Paulus Publications
  14. 13 The Pledge of Allegiance 2:39
    Music By
    Charles Osgood
    Lyrics By
    Francis Bellamy
    Arrangement By
    Michael Davis
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / © 2003 by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and Charles Osgood (ASCAP)
  15. 14 Cohan's Big Three (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Give My Regards to Broadway, You're a Grand Old Flag) 3:53
    Music By
    George M. Cohan
    Lyrics By
    George M. Cohan
    Arrangement By
    Floyd E. Werle
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / Music and text in public domain
  16. 15 Goin' Home 4:36
    Music By
    Antonín Dvořák
    Lyrics By
    William Arms Fischer
    Arrangement By
    Jay Welch
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / © 1964 by Jay Welch
  17. 16 God Bless America 3:44
    Music By
    Irving Berlin
    Lyrics By
    Irving Berlin
    Arrangement By
    Roy Ringwald
    Orchestration By
    Michael Davis
    Publisher
    Shawnee Press, Inc. / © Irving Berlin Music Company (Administered by Williamson Music Company) (ASCAP)
  18. 17 The Star-Spangled Banner 2:21
    Music By
    John Stafford Smith
    Lyrics By
    Francis Scott Key
    Arrangement By
    Robert Russell Bennett
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / © WB Music Corporation
  19. 18 Call of the Champions 4:47
    Music By
    John Williams
    Lyrics By
    Olympic Motto
    Publisher
    Arrangement unpublished / © Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corporation/Marjer Publishing

Description

Over my many years of broadcasting, I've had quite a glimpse of this land we call America. And I can tell you that there is a truly American spirit which pervades the many facets of this diverse people and country. Its origins lie in the spirit of faith that led to the founding of the nation and it is renewed in the basic principles of equality, liberty, and freedom we all take so for granted every day. Portraying that American essence—whether in an essay, a photograph, or a piece of music—is no small task. But I believe this recording by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square captures and celebrates the spirit of America in a truly remarkable way.

From early folk songs and beloved hymns to patriotic fanfare of yesteryear to stirring new pieces written just for the Choir, you'll find music that will touch your heart, lift your spirit, and tickle your fancy. All your favorites are here—"God Bless America," "America the Beautiful," the National Anthem, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"—as well as music by some of America's favorite composers, such as George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, John Williams, and the Choir's own Mack Wilberg. There's even a piece by yours truly, which I hope you enjoy.

I think you'll find that Spirit of America by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will take a special place in your music collection. Its celebration of the American spirit will nurture and strengthen present and future generations of Americans and freedom loving people everywhere.

—Charles Osgood