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      From The American Songbook

      Listen to the Program
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      This is a program of classic American songs. The traditional Shenandoah, Steven Foster’s Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, the spiritual Deep River, Summertime from Porgy and Bess and others. Singers include Eileen Farrell, the Norman Luboff Choir and Marilyn Horne.

      Playlist:

      Traditional: “Shenandoah”
      Leonard Warren with Chorus and Orchestra
      Conducted by Morris Levine
      Recorded in New York in 1947
      MET 210CD

      Foster:  “Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair”
      Marilyn Horne with Ossian Ellis, harp and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis
      Recorded in London in 1986
      DECCA B0001312-02CD02

      Spiritual: “Deep River”
      Norman Luboff Choir and the New Symphony Orchestra of London Conducted by Leopold Stokowski
      Recorded in London in 1961
      BMG 09026-62599-2

      Copland: Rodeo: “Hoedown”
      Boston “pops” Orchestra conducted by
      Arthur Fiedler Recorded in Boston in 1958
      RCA VICTOR 09026-61501-2

      Gershwin: Porgy and Bess “Summertime”
      Eileen Farrell with George Trovillo, piano
      Recorded in London in 1957
      TESTAMENT SBT 1073

      Rodgers-Hammerstein: Oklahoma! “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin” Alfred Drake with Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1943

      Berlin: “Any Bonds Today?
      Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and his Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1944 78
      RPM DISC: DECCA 4044

       

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