From The American Songbook

July 29, 2017, 4:30 pm

This is a program of classic American songs. The traditional Shenandoah, Steven Foster’s Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, the spiritual Deep River, Summertime from Porgy and Bess and others. Singers include Eileen Farrell, the Norman Luboff Choir and Marilyn Horne.

Music

Traditional: “Shenandoah”
Leonard Warren with Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by Morris Levine
Recorded in New York in 1947
MET 210CD

Foster:  “Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair”
Marilyn Horne with Ossian Ellis, harp and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis
Recorded in London in 1986
DECCA B0001312-02CD02

Spiritual: “Deep River”
Norman Luboff Choir and the New Symphony Orchestra of London Conducted by Leopold Stokowski
Recorded in London in 1961
BMG 09026-62599-2

Copland: Rodeo: “Hoedown”
Boston “pops” Orchestra conducted by
Arthur Fiedler Recorded in Boston in 1958
RCA VICTOR 09026-61501-2

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess “Summertime”
Eileen Farrell with George Trovillo, piano
Recorded in London in 1957
TESTAMENT SBT 1073

Rodgers-Hammerstein: Oklahoma! “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin” Alfred Drake with Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1943

Berlin: “Any Bonds Today?
Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and his Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1944 78
RPM DISC: DECCA 4044