The Interlochen Collection: Music from the United States

Jun 30, 2019

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll look at American dances, folk songs, hymns, and music for an American president. Listen to the episode below.

Episode playlist

Robert Russell Bennett, Suite of Old American Dances
World Youth Symphony Band
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Summer 2004

William Billings, Hopkington, When Jesus Wept and I Am the Rose of Sharon
Interlochen Arts Academy Chorale
Gregg Smith, conductor
May 1977

Leo Nestor, An American Triptych
Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Singers
Thomas Bara, organ
Laurence Smith, conductor
March 2007

Aaron Copland, Lincoln Portrait
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Edward Catton, narrator
Byron Hanson, conductor
November 1989

Elizabeth and Frederick Fennell at Interlochen in 1996

Please note: due to rights issues, the recording of the Copland is not included in the streaming version of this episode.

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks to generous support from our listeners, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica Yost helped produce this episode.