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AMERICAN
CLASSICS

(2001)


Philips Classics 289 468 156-2 John Williams, Conductor
Format: CD Boston Pops Orchestra
Total Playing Time: 78:18
Date of Purchase: May 25, 2001 Recordings from 1981 - 1988
Cat. No. CO16-85

incl. JOHN WILLIAMS: The Dream Goes On (1996)


Track Listing

       Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
01. Candide (Overture) (4:18)
02. West Side Story (Selection (9:07)

     John Kander (b. 1927)
03. New York, New York (3:19)

     Max Steiner (1888-1971)
04. Gone With The Wind (4:39)
05. A Summer Place (2:40)

     Leonard Bernstein
     On The Town

06. The Great Lover (1:56)
07. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux (3:04)
08. Times Square: 1944 (5:18)

     Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
09. Fanfare For The Common Man (2:59)

     Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
10. A Little Night Music (8:54)

    
John Wiliams (b. 1932)
11. America, The Dream Goes On (4:30)

     Leonard Bernstein
12. America Medley (7:39)
13. Wonderful Town (Selection) (6:18)

     Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
14. The Pink Panther (3:14)

     Leonard Bernstein
15. Sennets and Tuckets (1:18)

16. Waltz (1:59)
17. Samba (0:57)
18. Turkey Trot (1:52)
19. March "The BSO Forever" (3:26)



Lyrics
(by Alan & Marylin Bergman)

America, America, and the dream goes on !
America, America, and the dream goes on !

There's a song in the dust of a county road
On the wind it comes to call,
And it sings in the farms and the factory towns
Where you think there'd be no song at all.

And the words are the words that our fathers heard
As they whistled down the years,
And the name of the song is the name of the dream
And it's music to our ears.

America, America, and the dream goes on !
America, America, and the dream goes on !

And the words that we read on the courthouse walls
And the words that make us free
And the more we remember the way we began
The closer we get to the best we can be.

Was there ever a time we forgot it's worth
All the struggles and the scars
If we leave to the children a sky full of hope
And a flag that's filled with stars.

America, America, and the dream goes on !

Remember the voice of Jefferson
And the sound of Thomas Paine,
Lincoln sang at Gettysberg about America.
Listen well to the wind and you can hear
From Oregon to Maine,

America, America !

There's a song in the dust of a country road
It's a song we must recall
And it sings in the farms and the factory towns
And where you think there'd be no song at all

And the words are the words that our fathers heard
As they whistled down the years,
And the name of the song is the name of the dream
And it's music to our ears.

America, America, and the dream goes on !

Think of Roosevelt and Kennedy
And of Martin Luther King
And the way they sang a song about America
Listen well to the wind, its always there
And it's asking us to sing,

America, America !

Though the voices are changing,
The song's the same as it sings from sea to sea,
And as long as the music is strong and clear
We'll know that tomorrow will always be free.

America, and the dream goes on !
America, and the dream goes on !

America, America, America, America, and the dream goes on !


MH