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Charles Ives:

American Hymns in Classical Music

Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.

Music heard in this episode:

Ives: Symphony No. 4
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Joseph P. Webster: In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Ives: Second Orchestral Set
Schuman: New England Triptych
Billings: Chester
Traditional: How Firm a Foundation
Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune
Elder Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Learn more about Charles Ives

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This Week's Quiz

Which composer used singers in a symphony?

 Mendelssohn

 Beethoven

 Mozart

 Haydn

 Copland

Name one of Ives' favorite hymn tunes.

 In the Sweet Bye and Bye

 Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

 Ode to Joy

 How Firm a Foundation

 Amazing Grace

Aaron Copland borrowed Simple Gifts from what religious group?

 Methodists

 Baptists

 Catholics

 Pilgrims

 Shakers

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Charles Ives:

American Hymns in Classical Music

Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.

Music heard in this episode:

Ives: Symphony No. 4
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Joseph P. Webster: In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Ives: Second Orchestral Set
Schuman: New England Triptych
Billings: Chester
Traditional: How Firm a Foundation
Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune
Elder Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Learn more about Charles Ives

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which composer used singers in a symphony?

 Mendelssohn

 Beethoven

 Mozart

 Haydn

 Copland

Name one of Ives' favorite hymn tunes.

 In the Sweet Bye and Bye

 Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

 Ode to Joy

 How Firm a Foundation

 Amazing Grace

Aaron Copland borrowed Simple Gifts from what religious group?

 Methodists

 Baptists

 Catholics

 Pilgrims

 Shakers

 

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