The 30 American Composers We're Featuring On The Fourth Of July Monday, July 2, 2018 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). Samuel Barber Amy Beach Leonard Bernstein Margaret Bonds Dave and Chris Brubeck George Chadwick Valerie Coleman Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Aaron Copland Duke Ellington Arthur Foote Gabriela Lena Frank George Gershwin Philip Glass Louis Moreau Gottschalk Lou Harrison Victor Herbert Jennifer Higdon Alan Hovhaness Scott Joplin Alfred Newman Walter Piston Florence Price Miklos Rozsa William Grant Still John Philip Sousa Joan Tower Samuel A. Ward John Williams Andrew York 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.