"Union" (Concert Paraphrase on National Airs) (Louis M. Gottschalk)

Louis Gottschalk, a virtuoso pianist born in New Orleans, composed "Union" in 1862 as a tribute to his favorite Union general, George B. McClellan. It's a rousing concoction of American patriotic tunes, weaving together "Yankee Doodle," "Hail, Columbia" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" (which wasn't yet the official national anthem of the United States.) A great historical addition to any 4th of July concert!

Duration: ca. 6.5 min.

Instrumentation: 3(3=Picc.)-2-2-2/4-3-3-1/T+3 perc./Hp/Strings

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