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Songs of America - A Patriotic Playlist

For something a little more peaceful to the ears than your neighbors' fireworks, we've compiled a list of choral performances with patriotic and Americana themes for your Independence Day enjoyment!


1. Star Spangled Banner

Enjoy this video of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and members of the Orchestra at Temple Square performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" by John Stafford Smith and arranged by Frank Asper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6k0micCIkI


2. Song for the Unsung Hero

A younger chorus of high school students perform "Song for Unsung Heroes"

West Jordan High School Concert Choir, Fall concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Una5PDhhCvU


3. Armed Forces - Pride of America

The Portland Choir and Orchestra perform "Armed Forces - Pride of America", Arranged by Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin. Performed June 1, 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpXWTCFtF_k


4. I Hear America Singing

A wonderful performance. 2010 St. Olaf College Choral Day Festival of Andre Thomas' "I Hear America Singing"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlT9H19xkY8


5. Battle Hymn of the Republic

The First Dallas Choir & Orchestra conduct an amazing rendition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic in this 2019 concert performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2LZ9cVRkDw


6. Homeland

The Florida State University Singers put on a dazzling concert, featuring Randall Stroope's "Homeland" in this 2003 performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpqopQkHCT4


7. Thank You, Soldiers

"Thank You, Soldiers" as performed by the National Christian Choir in 2010 certainly a welcome addition to any patriotic playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS2uaGR7uWY


8. God Bless America

Another promising group of young people, His People Honors Choir, deliver a powerful performance of God Bless America at the 2017 Fall Music Concert of The King's Academy Conservatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEdJ-TavGFQ


9. My Country 'Tis of Thee

The United States Air Force Academy Band was joined by the Colorado Springs Chorale in this brilliant tribute to America's veterans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04opcmByWsA


10. Who Are the Brave?

Another outstanding performance by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, "Who Are the Brave?" as composed by Joseph M. Martin. Lyrics by J. Paul Williams and arranged by Chad Steffey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlcRkk_13xg


11. Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

Performed by University of Utah Choirs & Maple Mountain High School Chamber Choir, these young people deliver a strong message.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgrAw3t5W18


12. Let Freedom Ring

Gospel Tide Choir packs a punch with their mesmerizing 2017 delivery of "Let Freedom Ring".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7jdgGhXP_Q


13. United We Stand

Arranged by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse, the Jacksonville Children's Chorus did a fantastic job on this beautiful piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zgy4JhrG3g


14. America the Beautiful

The 2012 Iowa All-State Chorus and Band put on a tremendous display of talent in this version of "America the Beautiful"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7-XQeG6BGQ


15. Fences

Another piece by Andre Thomas, the Delta State University Honor Choir does a wonderful job bringing this piece to life. The message of this song is particularly strong today, and serves as a reminder that we are all Americans, and we are all one people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GFpjObpcNU


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