American Rhapsody | Warner 2564608354

American Rhapsody


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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564608354

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 11th September 2015



Annie Moses Band


Annie Moses Band


Annie Moses Band is a wonderfully innovative and exciting American group, which has been defying genre boundaries for some years now.

All members of the same family (the group is named after their great-grandmother), they are not only all Juilliard-trained instrumentalists, but they are all skilled arrangers and singer-songwriters to boot. Their sound and aesthetic is both eclectic and appealing, with influences ranging from American country, folk and bluegrass combined with a pop/jazz/rock twist, all rooted in classical training. Family and faith are incredibly important to the group, both of which helping to keep them grounded.

Their first Warner Classics release, 'American Rhapsody', has all the folk and country elements they are known for – with tracks such as Shenandoah and Fare Thee Well – but with a strong classical seam running through it, with familiar melodies from Dvorak’s American String Quartet and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue woven into the album’s tapestry.

Track Listing:
1. In The New World
Words by Benjamin Wolaver, Robin Wolaver, Gretchen Wolaver, & Alex Wolaver / Music by Bill Wolaver, Annie Dupre, Alex Wolaver, & Benjamin Wolaver

2. Summertime
Words by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Music by George Gershwin

3. Cherokee
Words by Robin Wolaver/Music by Gretchen Wolaver, Bill Wolaver, Annie Dupre & Jeremiah Wolaver

4. Deep In The Fescue Meadow
Words by Robin Donica Wolaver/Music by Annie Dupre & Bill Wolaver

5. Psalm Of Life
with “String Quartet in F Major, ‘American’, Op. 96, No. 12” by Antonín Leopold Dvořák/Words from “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow/Music: “Restoration” by William Walker, 1835 /Irish Folk Song: Musical Priest/“American” Quartet adapted by Annie Dupre/Arranged by Bill Wolaver

6. Fare Thee Well (10,000 miles)
Traditional Folk Song

7. Choctaw Cowboy
Music by Gretchen Wolaver

8. Shenandoah
Traditional Folk Song/Arranged by Bill Wolaver

9. West, Pioneer!
Words and Music by Alex Wolaver; Arranged by Bill Wolaver/Alex Wolaver

10. Hoe-down
Music by Aaron Copland based on the folk tune “Bonaparte’s Retreat”

11. Where You’ve Always Been
Words and Music by Gretchen Wolaver

12. The Grass On The Prairie
Words by Robin Wolaver/Music by Bill Wolaver

13. Hard Times
Words and Music by Stephen Foster

14. Rhapsody In Bluegrass
Adapted from “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin /“I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” - American Folk Song /Adapted by the Annie Moses Band/Arranged by Bill Wolaver

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