Music for Independence Day - Testament

Continuing our "Music for Independence Day" series, we introduce an older Reference Recordings recording (RR-49 in fact) of the Turtle Creek Chorale performing "Testament."

Testament
Turtle Creek Chorale
Dallas Wind Symphony


An inspiring collection of Americana, with texts by Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman and Robert Frost, including The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson. "The precision of the Turtle Creek Chorale is something to hear, and the Dallas Wind Symphony asserts its authority at every turn." --H&B Recordings Direct


1. Behold Man, for chorus
Composed by Ronald A. Nelson

2. Song of Democracy for chorus & orchestra, Op 44
Composed by Howard Hanson

3.Frostiana, cycle for chorus & piano (or orchestra) The Pasture
Composed by Randall Thompson

4. Frostiana, cycle for chorus & piano (or orchestra) Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Composed by Randall Thompson

5. Alleluia, for a cappella chorus
Composed by Randall Thompson

6. The Tender Land, suite from the opera The Promise of Living
Composed by Aaron Copland

7. Simple Gifts, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs)
Composed by Aaron Copland

8. Make Our Garden Grow, song for voice & orchestra or piano (from "Candide")
Composed by Leonard Bernstein

9. Testament of Freedom, The for chorus & orchestra The God who gave us life
Composed by Randall Thompson

10. Testament of Freedom, The for chorus & orchestra We have counted the cost
Composed by Randall Thompson

11. Testament of Freedom, The for chorus & orchestra We fight not for glory
Composed by Randall Thompson

12. Testament of Freedom, The for chorus & orchestra We fight not for glory
Composed by Randall Thompson

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