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Classical Now – May 26, 2014, Memorial Day

Classical Now – May 26, 2014 hour 1

Classical Now – May 26, 2014 hour 2

We celebrate Memorial Day with music by Charles Ives, “Decoration Day” from his Holiday Symphony. May 25 was the death anniversary of British composer Gustav Holst; while May 31 is Walt Whitman’s birthday.  We pull it all together with Holst’s setting of “A Dirge for Two Veterans.”  We also hear Holst’s symphonic poem, “Indra.”  “New World a-Comin’
” by Duke Ellington will be played. Sprinkled throughout are a few marches from John Philip Sousa.