Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 America
Samuel Francis Smith 3:36
2 You're a Grand Old Flag
George M. Cohan 3:27
3 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Irving Berlin 3:19
4 Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
Thomas a’Beckett 3:02
5 This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie 3:26
6 The Star Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key 3:39
7 America the Beautiful
Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates 4:34
8 Yankee Doodle
[anonymous] 2:43
9 Chester
William Billings 1:41
10 Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
[anonymous] 2:58
11 America
William Billings 1:35
12 The Liberty Song
John Dickinson 2:40
13 Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?
[anonymous] 2:04
14 Mad Anthony Wayne
[anonymous] 2:49
15 Amazing Grace
John Newton 3:59
16 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
[anonymous] 2:29
17 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas 4:21
18 Beautiful River
Robert Lowry 4:09
19 The Promised Land
[unknown] 1:49
20 O Freedom
[anonymous] 3:54
21 We Shall Overcome
[anonymous] 5:38
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Battle Cry of Freedom
George Frederick Root 2:15
2 The Bonnie Blue Flag
Harry McCarthy 2:27
3 Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
Walter Kittredge 5:20
4 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore 2:09
5 Who Shall Rule This American Nation
Henry Clay Work 2:06
6 Dixie
Daniel Decatur Emmett 3:13
7 We Are Coming, Father Abraham
James Sloan Gibbons & Stephen Foster 2:54
8 Battle Hymn of the Republic
Julia Ward Howe 5:05
9 El Capitan / The Stars and Stripes Forever
John Philip Sousa 6:09
10 Over There
George M. Cohan 2:53
11 The Sinking of the Reuben James
Woody Guthrie 3:07
12 Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Frank Loesser 2:25
13 When the Lights Go on Again
Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus & Eddie Seiler 3:57
14 Goodbye Broadway, Hello France
C. Francis Reisner, Benny Davis & Billy Baskette 2:47
15 The Caissons Go Rolling Along / Anchors Aweigh / The U.S. Air Force Song / Marine Corps Hymn
[unknown] 4:01
16 When I First Came to This Land
Oscar Brand 2:50
17 Uncle Sam's Farm
Jesse Hutchison, Jr. 2:58
18 I've Been Working on the Railroad
[anonymous] 2:46
19 Simple Gifts
[anonymous] 2:01
20 Home on the Range
[anonymous] 2:53
21 Lift Every Voice and Sing
James Weldon Johnson & John Rosamond Johnson 4:05
22 God Bless America
Irving Berlin 3:40

Credits

CD 1

anthem of:
United States (1931-03-03 –) (track 6)
additional composer:
arranger:
Thomas a’Beckett (credited as arranger of "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean") (track 4)
David Düsing (track 1)
Roy Ringwald (songwriter) (track 3)
choir vocals:
The Robert DeCormier Singers (tracks 2, 5, 8–17, 19–20)
The New York Choral Society (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–7, 18, 21)
composer:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
John Stafford Smith (1780) (track 6)
David T. Shaw (1843) (track 4)
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1940) (track 5)
conductor:
Robert De Cormier (tracks 1–21)
lyricist:
John Newton (English poet) (track 15)
David T. Shaw (track 4)
Francis Scott Key (1814) (track 6)
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1940) (track 5)
solo alto vocals:
Louise De Cormier (track 10)
solo vocals:
Pamela Warrick-Smith (tracks 15, 17, 20–21)
tenor vocals:
David Düsing (track 2)
writer:
Irving Berlin (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
publisher:
Rokstone Music Ltd (track 15)
Universal Classics & Jazz (Japanese company - read the annotation before using!) (track 15)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 15)
Rare Blue Music Inc (1988 – ????) (track 6)
Vinnie Vincent Music (1988 – ????) (track 6)
arrangements:
Amazing Grace (Mullaney and Abbott's arrangement of the hym, ~1972) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (Ernie Rettino/Debby Kerner Rettino arrangement) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (arr. Daniel Lanois) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (Mark O’Connor arrangement) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (arrangement by Himes of the hymn, for brass band) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (Keith McCutchen's ~2005 arrangement of the hymn) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (for wind ensemble, Maldonado) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (John Rutter's arrangement of the popular hymn) (track 15)
America the Beautiful (for band, Dragon) (track 7)
Star Spangled Banner (for banjo, arr. Charles Wood) (track 6)
The Star Spangled Banner (arr. Grafulla) (track 6)
The Star-Spangled Banner (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
The Star-Spangled Banner (for orchestra and choir ad libitum, arr. Stravinsky) (track 6)
The Star-Spangled Banner (for band, Sousa) (track 6)
アメイジング・グレイス (Flute Ensemble Triptyque arrangement) (track 15)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (Jonathan Richman’s version) (track 15)
America (Laibach song, based on "The Star-Spangled Banner") (track 6)
America the Beautiful (Buffy Sainte-Marie version) (track 7)
Grace Like Rain (track 15)
Let Freedom Ring (track 1)
Star-Spangled (track 6)
仁愛的心 (track 15)
later parody versions:
America (Laibach song, based on "The Star-Spangled Banner") (track 6)
later translated versions:
Esta es tu tierra (track 5)
Mae'n Wlad I Mi (track 5)
later versions:
Amazing Grace (Heinz Gietz's arrangement of the hymn, ~1979) (track 15)
Amazing Grace (incl. 4th verse by Beecher-Stowe) (track 15)
recording of:
Amazing Grace (popular hymn first published 1779, catch-all) (track 15)
My Country, 'Tis of Thee ('America') (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Waarheen, waarvoor (Mieke Telkamp song) (track 15)

CD 2

choir vocals:
The Robert DeCormier Singers (tracks 1–2, 4–7, 11–12, 14, 16–20)
The New York Choral Society (tracks 3, 8, 10, 13, 15, 21–22)
composer:
Stephen Foster (composer) (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
Irving Berlin (track 22)
Daniel Decatur Emmett (19th century songwriter) (track 6)
William Steffe (1856) (track 8)
George Frederick Root (aka G. Friedrich Wurzel) (1862) (track 1)
John Philip Sousa (conductor and composer) (1896) (tracks 9, 9)
conductor:
Robert De Cormier (tracks 1–22)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 22)
Daniel Decatur Emmett (19th century songwriter) (track 6)
Julia Ward Howe (American poet) (track 8)
Harry Macarthy (track 2)
George Frederick Root (aka G. Friedrich Wurzel) (1862) (track 1)
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1941-11) (track 11)
Fred Hellerman (1941-11) (track 11)
solo tenor vocals:
David Düsing (track 7)
solo vocals:
arrangements:
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Ringwald) (track 8)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Wilhousky) (track 8)
El Capitán (arranged by Ruben Sanderse) (track 9)
God Bless America (track 22)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (arr. Bruce Dukov for Violin and Cello) (track 9)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (for 2 pianos 8 hands, Wilberg) (track 9)
is based on:
El Capitan (operetta) (track 9)
Wildwood Flower (track 11)
is the basis for:
American Salute (track 4)
Be Kind to Your Small Person Friends (Horton Hears a Who!) (track 9)
Dixiana (track 6)
There Is Power in a Union (with lyrics by Billy Bragg) (track 1)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
ともだち賛歌 (track 8)
later versions:
medley including a recording of:
El Capitán (march) (track 9)
orchestrations:
The Stars and Stripes Forever (arranged by Leopold Stokowski) (track 9)
recording of:
Dixie (track 6)
God Bless America (track 22)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on America (tracks 6, 8)
An American Trilogy (tracks 8, 8)
version of:
Dixie (track 6)