Inspired by Chad Orzel's list, I've decided to bump the FriPod up to today's holiday.
1. Fantasy on 'America the Beautiful,' by Dave Hanson, performed by the Aries Brass Quintet.
2. American in Paris, by George Gershwin, performed by the International Symphony Orchestra.
3. North American Ballads: Dreadful Memories, Which Side Are You On? Down By The River, and Winnsboro Cotton Blues; by Frederic Rzewski.
4. "Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano," by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno, on the Talented Mr. Ripley soundtrack.
5. Variations on "America" by Charles Ives, orchestrated by William Schuman, performed by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.
6. New England Triptych: 1. "Be Glad Then, America" by William Schuman, performed by Schwarz and Seattle.
Moving to album names:
7. American Brass Quintet - Music Of Renaissance, Baroque American Brass Quintet
8. American Music For Winds, the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, directed by Robert Levy.
9. American String Quartets 1950 - 1970, The Concord String Quartet
10. Arleen Auger, American Soprano.
11. Music Of The Americas, Lawrence University Concert Choir.
12. New American Brass, American Brass Quintet.