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The 30 American Composers We're Featuring On The Fourth Of July

Here are the Americans whose compositions you'll be hearing sprinkled throughout the day on July 4th.  Learn more about them when you click their names below and follow the links.  And here's a link to our playlist for Independence Day (selections appear only after they start playing).

  1. Samuel Barber

  2. Amy Beach

  3. Leonard Bernstein

  4. Margaret Bonds

  5. Dave and Chris Brubeck

  6. George Chadwick

  7. Valerie Coleman

  8. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

  9. Aaron Copland

  10. Duke Ellington

  11. Arthur Foote

  12. Gabriela Lena Frank

  13. George Gershwin

  14. Philip Glass

  15. Louis Moreau Gottschalk

  16. Lou Harrison

  17. Victor Herbert

  18. Jennifer Higdon

  19. Alan Hovhaness

  20. Scott Joplin

  21. Alfred Newman

  22. Walter Piston

  23. Florence Price

  24. Miklos Rozsa

  25. William Grant Still

  26. John Philip Sousa

  27. Joan Tower

  28. Samuel A. Ward

  29. John Williams

  30. Andrew York

  31. Antonin Dvorak***

***Not an American composer but had a profound effect on the American musical idiom (Link to real story of Goin’ Home - text to which was set to the Adagio Largo from Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony.

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