VIA American Soundscape
Saturday, July 4th at 12 p.m.
With many local Independence Day events being canceled this year, VIA will air the Star-Spangled Banner & Pledge of Allegiance on both VIA Radio and VIA Television for viewers and listeners alike to enjoy together, while remaining safe to celebrate the holiday.
The program then will continue for the rest of the hour on VIA Radio featuring patriotic favorites, including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Tchaikovsky’s Finale from the 1812 Overture along with patriotic choral arrangements intertwined with stories of local citizens’ memories of the Fourth of July.
|National Anthem The Star Spangled||The Military Band||Concert Arts Symphonic Band||12:00:00||0:01:48|
|Festival Ov. on "The Star-Spangled Ban."||American Portraits||St. Louis Symphony Orchestra||12:04:00||0:06:13|
|America the Beautiful||America the Dream Goes On||Tanglewood Festival Chorus||12:11:00||0:03:09|
|God Bless America||The Majesty of America||Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Alexander Schreiner, organ; Frank Asper, organ||12:15:00||0:02:23|
|Liberty Fanfare||American Jubilee||Cincinnati Pops Orchestra||12:17:00||0:04:17|
|Semper Fidelis (1888)||The Sousa Legacy||New Sousa Band||12:23:00||0:02:41|
|The Thunderer (1889)||Americana||Cincinnati Pops Orchestra||12:25:00||0:02:37|
|Battle Hymn of the Republic||American Jubilee||Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/May Festival Chorus||12:30:00||0:05:08|
|Down a Country Lane||Copland: Old American Songs||Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra||12:38:00||0:02:51|
|Chester from New England Triptych||Made in USA||Seattle Symphony Orchestra||12:40:00||0:03:00|
|Fanfare for the Common Man||American Portraits||St. Louis Symphony Orchestra||12:44:00||0:03:01|
|Hymn for America for double mixed choru||Spirit of America||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||12:49:00||0:03:16|
|1812 Overture Op 49||The Tsar Greatest Hits||Chicago Symphony Orchestra||12:52:00||0:03:20|
|Stars and Stripes Forever||Great Marches||New York Philharmonic||12:56:00||0:03:14|
Guidelines for Comments
Help VIA, your community-owned radio station, bring together citizens from around our region to celebrate Independence Day by sharing your comments, reminiscences, remarks, sentiments or even trivia about the founding of the United States, its history and this continuing “american experiment” in representative democracy.
When you begin recording your comment please state your name (first name only is acceptable) and your town or county of residence. Then proceed with your comment or story.
Length - between :20 and 1:15
Suggestions for content:
- How do you celebrate the 4th? Do you have a tradition?
- Why is it important to celebrate the 4th?
- What should we keep in mind as we celebrate America’s birthday?
- Share a memory of an Independence Day celebration special to you.
- Share a factoid about America, Independence Day, The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, etc.
- Get your kids or grandchildren involved.
Recording methods: cell phone, tablet, computer.
Recording formats: mp3, wav, AIFF
How to submit:
Go to your favorite social media platform and post your comment using #VIA4th.
Attach your audio file to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are due by June 29, 2020.