Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt.
“Beethoven of America”
Chronologically, Charles Theodore Pachelbel can be considered the first of America’s great classical (baroque) composers. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1690 and made his way to the colonies in the early part of 1734. Magnificat Sheet Music: For Mixed Chorus, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones and Organ (Rondeau) Arrangements and Transcriptions The video performance is
Samuel Osborne Barber II was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Said Tom, ‘I don’t see why the likes o’ thee /
Without axin’ leave should go makin’ free /
With the shank or the shin o’ my father’s kin; /
So hand the old bone over!
John Antes (1740-1811) was born in Frederick, Pennsylvania, the second generation of a German Moravian family. He became somewhat of a Renaissance Man and had careers as a violin maker, watchmaker, inventor, missionary, theoretician, businessman and composer. He met and knew Haydn personally. More at http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/antes-string-trios.htm
Above all shadows rides the Sun /
And Stars for ever dwell: /
I will not say the Day is done, /
Nor bid the Stars farewell.
Bach’s ‘Jesu, meine Freude’ performed by the Vocalconsort Berlin in 2012.
Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Il Pastor Fido” is a wonderful opera to study, and I very much like this recording by La Nuova Musica.