Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

An American Music Sampler

October 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Spectrum Singers, a 12-piece chamber ensemble, will provide a one-hour program that a selection of America’s best choral music framed with commentary to provide historical context.

The program is:

The New England Tunesmiths

Northfield                                    Jeremiah Ingalls (Andover, MA)

Amanda                                      Justin Morgan (W. Springfield, MA)

Euroclydon                                  William Billings (Boston, MA)


Shaker Music

Come Life, Shaker Life                 Elder Issachar Bates, New Lebanon, NY

Learned of Angel                          Sabbathday Lake, ME

I’ll Beat My Drum                         EldressJane Sutton, Pleasant Hill, KY

In Wisdom’s Lovely Pleasant Ways (“Original Shaker Music”)  North Family, Mt. Lebanon, NY

Simple Gifts                                 Elder Joseph Brackett, Alfred, ME


The Civil War and the American West

Battle Cry of Freedom                         George Root (Sheffield, MA)

Ellen Bayne                                        Stephen Foster

Somebody’s Coming to See Me Tonight        Stephen Foster

Crossing the Grand Sierras                  Henry Clay Work (Middletown, CT)


Spirituals and Ragtime

Ain’-a That Good News!                        Arr. William Dawson

Nobody’s Fault but Mine                       Arr. John Andrew Ross (Boston, MA)

Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn           Scott Joplin


The Great American Songbook

In the Still of the Night                        Cole Porter

Fascinating Rhythm                             George Gershwin

Stormy Weather                                  Harold Arlen

Ain’tMisbehavin’                                   Thomas “Fats” Waller


The Massachusetts Connection

Warm-up                                                Leonard Bernstein (Lawrence)

The Road Not Taken (poetry by Robert Frost)          Randall Thompson (Boston)

The Lobster Quadrille                                Irving Fine (Boston)

Lie Low, Marmot Fat   (poetry by Norma Farber)       Daniel Pinkham (Lynn)

At the River                                              Aaron Copland


Tickets are $ 15 each.  Families of four (2 children 12 and younger) are $ 40 each.

Seating is limited, so reservations are requested


October 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Tags:
, , , , , , ,


Falmouth Museums on the Green


Cape Cod Conservatory
60 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540 United States
+ Google Map