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John Trumbull 'Declaration of Independence' 1818 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Voices may not be quite as Ancient as you're used to hearing, but I hope you'll enjoy these all-American sounds: William Billings performed by His Majesties' Clerkes, shape note singing featuring Anonymous 4, and performances by the Handel and Haydn Society! 

  • Peter Pelham: Minuet. Performed by Keith Womer, harpsichord. Francis Hopkinson: A Traveler Benighted and Lost. Performed by Joan Carlson, soprano, Marcus McGuff, flute, and Keith Womer, fortepiano. 
  • From 'American Angels' performed by Anonymous 4: Wondrous Love, The Morning Trumpet, Blooming Vale, Shall we Gather at the River. 
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Aria 'Solo e pensoso'. Performed by soprano Arleen Auger. George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 9. Performed by the Handel & Haydn Society. 
  • William Billings: Chester, O Praise the Lord of Heaven, Africa, Samuel the Priest. 
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