Patriotic song arrangements by Weill for narrator, TTBB chorus, and orchestra.
1) Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe)
2) The Star-Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key)
3) America (Samuel Francis Smith)
4) Beat! Beat! Drums! (Walt Whitman)
Orchestra: 126.96.36.199 sax.1; 188.8.131.52; hp, organ, perc, timp, strings.
Duration: 15 minutes
Performance Materials: All territories: EAMC
First performance: March 30-31, 1942, recording session for RCA Victor, Helen Hayes, narrator, Roy Shields, cond.
|Pearl CD GEMM CDS 9294||Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway, vol. II, Helen Hayes (narrator), Roy Shields (cond.)|