Monday, July 04, 2011

Music Monday--Lincoln Portrait

Lincoln Portrait was written by American composer Aaron Copland and is one of the premiere pieces of American music.

Today is the 235th anniversary of the founding of the United States and this weekend was the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War so I thought it would be appropriate to use this piece, which remembers Lincoln in words and music, played by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Gregory Peck.

2 comments:

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

That was very powerful! I can't imagine what it would have been like to see it live. Thanks for sharing! Following you from your message and from the hop.

Dymphna said...

That would be powerful to see live!

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