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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Patriotic Music Resources

This section of our website is devoted to book lists that you can take to your library. The lists are sorted by Category, Subcategory and then Topic.

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Patriotic Music Resources List

  • America the Beautiful
    by Katharine Lee Bates
    ISBN: 0689852452
    The same country that inspired Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 to write "America the Beautiful" inspired Neil Waldman, one hundred years later, to illustrate Bates's poem with gorgeous acrylic paintings.

    Waldman's stunning panoramas take us from coast-to-coast: from Niagara Falls to Napa's fruited plains, from Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty. In the back of the book, a glossary provides readers with more information about each site. Also included is the sheet music for the song "America the Beautiful," combining Bates's poem with the music of Samuel A. Ward's hymn.
  • America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation's Favorite Song
    by Lynn Sherr
    ISBN: 1586480855
    In America the Beautiful, Lynn Sherr tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet and pioneering young English professor at the newly established Wellesley College, who penned "America the Beautiful" at age 33, as she gazed over the glorious panorama from the top of Pike's Peak, Colorado. The poem, published two years later on July 4, 1895, struck a chord. Americans embraced it and immediately set it to music, trying out at least 74 different melodies. There were even Mexican, Canadian, and Australian versions. Analyzing the lyrics of "America the Beautiful" and the story of Katharine Lee Bates's unusual life, Lynn Sherr opens a window onto the shifting world of late 19th century America. She explores the lingering impact of the Civil War and the dramatic developments in commerce and technology, which shaped the American Century and the popularity of one brilliant, stirring song.
  • Ballads of American History
    by Fred Cooper, Gregg Harris
    ISBN: 1568570333
    Ballads of America History is designed to make the study of history both enjoyable and memorable. This book includes a musical compact disc featuring historical ballads sung by Gregg Harris (In the sixties, Gregg was actually a folk singer!). Each ballad tells the story of a period in American history with the musical accompaniment of instruments from that period. It Includes many interesting facts and pictures that will help your children understand the era they are studying. The historical text, sheet music and CD work together to ensure your children gain a comprehensive overview of the great eras of our country's past. Great for use in pagents with costumes and choirs. You'll find that as your children sing the ballads they will learn and remember details of American history as never before!
  • Celebrate America - Cassette

    ISBN: 1575835851
  • Celebrate America - Cassette and Book

    ISBN: 157583586X
    Perfect for school music programs, this album features the best-loved patriotic songs including: God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, and many other favorites. Sheet music is included in the 24-page songbook, and charts containing simple instrumentation are featured on the enhanced CD–simply print out the PDF and you're ready to practice!
  • Celebrate America - CD

    ISBN: 1575835878
  • Celebrate America - CD and Book

    ISBN: 1575835886
    Perfect for school music programs, this album features the best-loved patriotic songs including: God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, and many other favorites. Sheet music is included in the 24-page songbook, and charts containing simple instrumentation are featured on the enhanced CD–simply print out the PDF and you're ready to practice!
  • Of Thee I Sing: Lyrics and Music for Americas Most Patriotic Songs
    by Jerry Silverman
    ISBN: 0806523956
  • Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue : The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs
    by Ace Collins
    ISBN: 0060513047
    Throughout our nation's history, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits during hard times and brought us closer to our heritage and to each other. Behind these "songs sung red, white, and blue" are unforgettable stories that will enrich your appreciation of their unique power.

    It's hard to imagine a single American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or another by the songs in these pages. From the soaring chorus of "God Bless America" to the quiet poetry of "America the Beautiful," historian Ace Collins takes you inside the creation of thirty-two classic songs spanning two centuries. Military anthems like "The Marine's Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh" share pages with other songs of war, such as the War of 1812's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Civil War's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Popular tunes dating back to the earliest days of our nation, such as "Yankee Doodle," are included alongside contemporary hits like "God Bless the U.S.A." Other favorites like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My Country" reflect on our nation in times of peace.

    You'll meet a surprising and diverse cast of behind-the-scenes characters, which includes both everydayAmericans -- teachers, preachers, and soldiers -- as well as celebrated songwriters like Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan. Here are songs that are as close to our hearts as any ever written -- songs that form a rousing soundtrack to America's story.
  • Star-Spangled Banner, The
    by Peter Spier
    ISBN: 0440406978
    Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.
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