The Interlochen Collection: American music

Oct 9, 2020

Byron Hanson conducts the Interlochen Arts Academy Band during the 1971-72 Academy year
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

This program features a variety of music by American composers performed by Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp students.

There will be American hymns, dances, and folk and patriotic songs, plus music about baseball.

Program details

Charles Ives, Variations on "America" (arr. William Rhoads); Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1971-72 Academy year)

Peter Wilhousky, arr., Battle Hymn of the Republic; Kenneth Jewell/High School Choir/High School instrumental ensemble (July 1963)

Carolyn Bremer, Early Light; Richard Floyd/World Youth Wind Symphony (2006)

Leo Nestor, An American Triptych; Laurence Smith/Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Singers/Thomas Bara, organ (2006-07 Academy year)

Robert Russell Bennett, Suite of Old American Dances; Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1968-69 Academy year)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from listeners and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler provided audio engineering assistance.

Christine Kyprianides and Eileen Ganter provided research support.

The voice actor was Scout Carter.