July 4th Celebration & Remembrance with Mark & Val

Mark & Val’s July 4th Celebration & Remembrance meanders through history and musical genres. We start off with John Phillip Sousa’s Start & Stripes Forever; follow that with a section in which we remember the founding American myth of “a City Upon a Hill” via Aaron Copeland’s Zion’s Walls and Appalachian Spring; give a nod to the single family white picket fence American dream; honor the American Hispanic experience; recall the Civil War and the struggles over slavery; tuck in some Woody Guthrie; remember the Vietnam War; wrap up with Paul Simon’s America; and end with Bruce Springsteen and Chimes of Freedom.

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