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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Arrangements by Weill of patriotic songs for narrator, TTBB chorus, and orchestra.

Work Details


15 minutes

First Performance

30-31 March 1942, recording session for RCA Victor, Helen Hayes, narrator, Roy Shields, cond.

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  • 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)

  • Instrumentation

    • Narrator
    • TTBB Chorus
    • 2 Flutes
    • 2 Oboes
    • 3 Clarinets
    • 4 Saxophones
    • Bassoon
    • 2 French horns
    • 2 Trumpets
    • 2 Trombones
    • Harp
    • Organ
    • Percussion, timpani
    • Strings

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  • Four Walt Whitman Songs 1942

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