Music for American Independence Day

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On Independence Day, what better way to wave the Star-Spangled banner than with a celebration of American composers.


With so much iconic music from the USA that we know and love, it's easy to overlook the sheer variety of spell-binding work produced by American composers. If you're looking to try something new, explore an intriguing collection of American Manuscripts, including a charming piece by Eric Whitacre, or a selection of new American choral music, or even symphonic works by jazz maestro Duke Ellington. Don't forget to celebrate your old favourites too with Broadway's finest, relaxing piano music by Samuel Barber, and a celebration of the Steven Spielberg / John Williams collaboration.



To continue your Fourth of July celebrations, we recommend perusing our Classical Academy guide to the American Giants of Jazz.