Sunday, July 4, 2021

Live Concert at Spreckels Organ Pavilion starts at 2 p.m. Join San Diego Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez for an hour-long exploration of the music of the United States of America.

Program of music:
Aaron Copland (1900-1990) – Fanfare for the Common Man

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Sinfonia from Cantata “We thank you, God, we thank you” BWV 29 (arr. Dupré)

Sing Along! – America The Beautiful
published in 1910: music Samuel A. Ward, lyrics Katharine Lee Bates

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
Semper Fidelis
In Memoriam – President Garfield’s Funeral March
The Stars and Stripes Forever

Guest Singer Michael Sokol: Songs and Ballads of the Revolution
The Liberty Song (Patriots Appeal) by William Boyce (1711-1779) Lyrics by John Dickinson ·
Come, Genius of our happy Land – Henry Capron, published in 1797 ·
The Green Mountain Farmer—lyrics by Thomas Paine, music by William Shield (1748-1829) published in 1798 ·
Chester by William Billings (arranged by Raúl Prieto Ramírez)

Songs by Fancis Hopkinson (1737-1791) a Founding Father of our Nation My Days
Have Been So Wondrous Free
Brother Soldiers Hail! (in honor of Washington)
A Toast (in honor of Washington) – John Rogers Thomas (1829-1896)
Washington Farewell (The Last Words of Washington)

Sing Along! –
“Melita” – the Navy Hymn, music John Dykes
“America” My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith
Charles Ives (1874-1954) – Variations on “America”

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