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From the Archives 108: The Testament Of Freedom & Songs From "Drum Taps" (1956)

Season 1, Ep. 500

In 1956, Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Howard Hanson, recorded "The Testament of Freedom" (Four Passages From the Writings of Thomas Jefferson) and "Songs From 'Drum Taps'" (Poems By Walt Whitman). The LP was published by Mercury, as part of American Music Festival, Vol. 1. This recording is available on archive.org. Thanks to Mike Overby for suggesting this recording.

Track List:

Side 1

The Testament Of Freedom

The God Who Gave Us Life

We Have Counted The Cost

We Fight Not For Glory

I Shall Not Die Without A Hope

Side 2

Songs From "Drum Taps"

Beat! Beat! Drums!

By The Bivouac's Fitful Flame

To Thee, Old Cause

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