A USAF Symphony Orchestra rendition on Gould’s variations
on the Civil War-era tune,
‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’
Gorgeous version performed by young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra, USA.
Katherine Lee Bates penned the lyrics in 1893 stating, “I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot
Pikes Peak. When I saw the view, I felt great joy.
All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.”
Not really relevant to our independence (it commemorates Russia’s successful defense
against Napoleon) but all of that triumphant noise-making sure seems appropriate!
Dallas Winds does a great job with this must-hear,
and then tops it off with 94 piercing piccolos!
And if you are missing live symphony concerts with amazing pyrotechnics
set to many other patriotic tunes,
WATCH THIS FULL SHOW!
Take the time to enjoy these great
reminders of all we love and miss hearing,
until we can meet again safely
Southwest Florida Symphony
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Pictured: Louisville Orchestra, La Mirada Symphony