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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.

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Music In This Episode

Appalachian Spring

Simple Gifts

Symphony on a Hymn Tune

How Firm a Foundation


New England Triptych

Second Orchestral Set

In the Sweet Bye and Bye

Violin Sonata No. 1

Symphony No. 4