An American Cantata - 2000 Voices
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An American Cantata - 2000 Voices

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Composed by Maury Yeston.

Festival Choral. Voicing/Format: SATB DOUBLE CHOIR. 6.7x10.5 inches. 176 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music. (HL.02500353)

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This landmark work by Maury Yeston was commissioned by the Kennedy Center for performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the National Millennium Celebration on July 1, 2000. Composed for double chorus, boys choir and gospel choir and orchestra, the three-movement work celebrates the idea of individual liberty and equality with a text based on excerpts from the Magna Carta, the writings of Thomas Jefferson, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and original lyrics by the composer. Orchestral materials on rental from Cherry Lane Music. For further information, please visit the Cherry Lane web site at

Songs Include:

  • And He's Allowed Me
  • Aria
  • Beneath All The Stripes And Stars
  • Fanfare
  • I Won't Cross Over (But My Children Will)
  • Proem

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