Today's playlist featured, Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. This orchestral work incorporated speeches and letters from President Lincoln.
Here is an excerpt included in the compostion, taken from Lincoln's Annual message to Congress in 1862.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the story present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country."
1. Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, E. Power Biggs.
2. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Natasha Paremski, Moscow Philharmonic, Dmitry Yablonsky
3. Song of the Lakes, Conch and Flute Air/Crowley’s Air, Song of the Lakes
4. James Weldon Johnson, John Rosamund Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Leontyne Price
5. Traditional Irish, Danny Boy, Nigel Kennedy, English Chamber Orchesetra
6. Frederic Norton, Cobbler’s Song, Paul Robeson
7. John Lennon/Paul McCartney, A Day in the Life, Metro Voices, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
8. Murray Gold, Songs of Captivity and Freedom, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ben Foster
9. John Phillip Sousa, The Washington Post, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
10. Franz Lehar, Selections from The Merry Widow, Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Otto Ackerman
11. Spiritual, My Lord What a Morning, Marian Anderson
12. John Barnes Chance, Incantation and Dance, Philharmonia A Vent Wind Orchestra, Frederick Fennel
13. Leroy Anderson, Bugler’s Holiday, Al Hirt, Robert Magilnicki Andre Come, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler
14. Leroy Anderson, The Typewriter, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler
15. Aaron Copland, Lincoln Portrait, James Earl Jones, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
16. Pete Seeger/Book of Ecclesiastes, Turn, Turn, Turn! Pete Seeger
17. Felix Mendelssohn, On Wings of Song, Lipman Harp Duo
18. Frederick Chopin, Ballad No. 1, Vladimir Horowitz
19. Wynton Marsalis, Work Song from Blood on the Fields, Lincoln Jazz Orchestra
20. Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, Luciano Pavarotti, London Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta
21. Spiritual, He’s got the whole world in his hands, Nina Simone
22. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Selections from Oklahoma, Sherrill Milnes, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Jerold Ottley
23. Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dances for piano, four hands, Yaara Tal, Andreas Groethuysen
24. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate, Lucia Popp, Munich Radio Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
25. Robert MacGimsey, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Jessye Norman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson
26. Anonymous, Let us break bread together, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson
27. B. Green, B. Homer, L. Brown, Sentimental Journey, Doris Day, Les Brown and His Orchestra
28. Johannes Brahms, Requiem, Dorthea Roschmann, Thomas Quasthoff, Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle
29. Arr. Chris Brubeck, Variations on themes by Bach, Bill Crofut, Chris Brubeck, Joel Brown, London Symphony Orchestra, Joel Revzen
30. Johann Sebastian Bach, English Suite No 6, Murray Perahia