We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! To go along with the Independence Day theme, we showcase many classic American tunes in this week's featured piece from our virtual summer concert with a "Tribute to Irving Berlin" by Warren Barker as conducted by Col. Jere Fridy (US Air Force, Retired).
Berlin invented melodies and lyrics of simple charm and universal appeal with genius, leading to his domination of the popular song writing field and his endearment by the American public. From "God Bless America" to "White Christmas," Jerome Kern said that Irving Berlin "is American music."
Challenge yourself this week by seeing how many tunes you can recognize as you listen to this tribute to one of America's greatest composers!
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