A Collection of Contemporary Vocal Works Celebrating America's Leaders
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Judith Clurman commissioned 16 contemporary composers to write short choral pieces based on the words of 16 American presidents for this collection that combines American history, culture and music. First featured on NPR for President's Day in 2011, this collection is a fantastic resource for choirs, singers and music enthusiasts everywhere!
Includes: George Washington Washington Round (Michael Gilbertson), John Adams John Adam's Prayer (Jake Heggie), Thomas Jefferson Opinion Is Power (Larry Hochman), James Madison Round (Milton Babbitt), Andrew Jackson One Man with Courage Makes a Majority (Nico Muhly), Abraham Lincoln The Ballot Is Stronger than the Bullet (Jason Robert Brown), Theodore Roosevelt A Theodore Roosevelt Round (Thomas Cabaniss), Woodrow Wilson I Believe in Democracy (Andrew Lippa), Franklin Delano Roosevelt Admonition of FDR (Samuel Adler), Harry Truman Truman (David Ludwig), Dwight David Eisenhower Eisenhower Round (Paul Moravec), John Fitzgerald Kennedy Freedom's Road (Robert Beaser), Ronald Reagan Moral Courage (Jesse Wiener), William Jefferson Clinton An Ode (Zachary Wadsworth), George W. Bush A Simple Oath (Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum), Barack Obama With Hope and Virtue (Georgia Stitt).