Independence Day Salute

July 4, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Guest conductor Christopher Bell at a previous Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute concert. (Photo: Norman Timonera)
Christopher Bell at a Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute concert (Photo: Norman Timonera)

Festival chorus director Christopher Bell takes to the podium for a rousing concert of patriotic highlights by John Williams, William Grant Still, Aaron Copland, Glenn Miller, and John Philip Sousa in honor of Independence Day.

Recorded July 2, 2022

Playlist

John Williams: Liberty Fanfare

Arr. Bill Holcombe: George Gershwin Medley

Glenn Miller/Joe Garland: In The Mood 

André Thomas: I Hear America Singing

Irving Berlin/arr. Roy Ringwald: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

William Steffe/arr. Peter Wilhousky: Battle Hymn of the Republic 

William Grant Still: Festive Overture

Aaron Copland: “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land

Arr. Robert Wendel: The Orange Blossom Special

Arr. John Rutter: When the Saints Go Marching In

Arr. Robert Wendel: From Sea to Shining Sea

Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute

Arr. Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful

John Williams: Hymn to the Fallen

John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever