The Germans, French, and Italians don't have a lock on great music! Hear some fantastic works by twentieth century American composers. The Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé (the orchestrator of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue) is one of the first works to use instruments to make sound effects. William Schuman (the American Schumann) wrote New England Triptych based on works of William Billings, regarded as the first American Choral composer. Variations on America by Charles Ives is exactly what it sounds like – variations on My Country 'Tis of Thee – but in a quirkily light-hearted way. Celebrate your fellow countrymen as they entertain you.
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