Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog.
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JEROME KERN: Show Boat
Overture Orchestra with Maestro Robertson
AARON COPLAND: Variations on a Shaker Melody Orchestra and Chorus
CARLISLE FLOYD: Susannah
Ain’t It a Pretty Night? Patricia Racette
AARON COPLAND: The Tender Land
Stomp Your Foot! Orchestra and Chorus
I’m Fixin' to Tell Y’Bout a Feller John Relyea, Leah Crocetto and Chorus
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Candide
Glitter and be Gay Susannah Biller
Walk Together, Children
Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan Chorus
GIANCARLO MENOTTI: The Consul
To This We’ve Come (The “Papers Aria”) Patricia Racette
Make Our Garden Grow Susannah Biller, Sara Gartland,
Brian Jagde, Austin Kness, Chorus
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever Orchestra and Chorus
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess
Bess, You is My Woman Now Leah Crocetto and John Relyea
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Follies
Losing My Mind Patricia Racette
RICHARD RODGERS: Oklahoma!
Selections arranged by Russell Bennett Susannah Biller, Sara Gartland,
Brian Jagde, Austin Kness
Ol’ Man River John Relyea
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Girl Crazy
Embraceable You Patricia Racette
GEORGE M. COHAN: Patriotic Fantasy Orchestra and Chorus
Arranged by Walter Ehret and Paul Yoder
Yeah, all pretty poppy stuff.The thing about Cohan is that you can trade any line from most of his songs with any line from most of his other songs. The progressions are all more or less the same. Try singing these lines in succession, for example, with their original melodies:You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave;Tell all the boys at 42nd Street that I will soon be there;I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart, she's my Yankee Doodle joy;Yankee Doodle went to London, just to ride the ponies, and we won't come back till it's over over there.You should be able to do it without missing a beat.
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