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  • Performer: H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Audio CD (February 11, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003F8N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,290 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fanfare For The Common Man
2. Be Glad, Then, America
3. Festival Ov On 'The Star Spangled Banner' - Saint Louis SO Chorus/Thomas Peck
4. National Emblem March
5. Fugue And Choral On 'Yankee Doodle'
6. American Fantasia
7. El Capitan
8. Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Saint Louis SO Chorus/Thomas Peck
9. Servicemen On Parade
10. Lincoln Portrait - Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry VanDeSande VINE VOICE on December 22, 2011
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If you're in the market for something to play during a Memorial Day parade, on July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or anytime you want to feel patriotic, you could do much worse than this collection of American anthems from Leonard Slatkin, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Gulf war hero Norman Schwarzkopf, who narrates the Lincoln portrait.

I bought this to acquire Slatkin's outstanding verion of Victor Herbert's American Fantasia, a 12-minute excursion no American themes in the same vein as Dvorák's Symphony 'From the New World'. Herbert, who was born Irish and raised German, came to America and wrote the piece as a paean to his adopted land. It is full of memorable tunes such as (Way Down Upon the) Swannee River (or 'Ribber' as it's sometimes sung) and Stephen Foster's Oh! Susanna, then closes with the national anthem. It is surprising how litte known the American Fantasia is to fans of the genre.

This piece of 'serious' music complements the collection that encompasses Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, a selection from Charles Ives' New England Triptych (I enjoy the whole thing best by Howard Hanson, variants on the National Emblem, Yankee Doodle Dandy and Star Spangled Banner, El Capitan and Servicemen on Parade marches, a rippling, stirring, sung version of Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Copland's portrait of our Civil War president. Copland was a communist but you'd never know it by this.

While I don't consider myself particularly patriotic, I like national music and certain popular music and own many collecitons of same. This is, without question, the best collection of American patriotic music I know. If you pay the small fee required here, I bet it will become one of your favorite collections, too.
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I've been wanting a good recording of Victor Herbert's "American Fantasia" for years and this one fills the bill, with the added plus of a refreshingly different, well-thought-out, and well-performed program of American music by American composers, far superior to the usual musical 4th of July concert programs. Dudley Buck's "Festival Overture on 'The Star Spangled Banner'" was new to me. Norman Schwarzkopf did a good job in Copland's "Lincoln Portrait." The only reservation I have is the recording, which is weak in the bass.
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By Fleabus on July 21, 2013
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I would recommend this product to anyone. The Copeland Lincoln Portrait is truly outstanding. Mr or General Schwartzkopf gives an intellectually true reading of the material.
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