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Washington DC is the capital of USA, whose area is 9,809,378 square kilometres, and its population is 274,028,000 people.
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The history of music in the USA is quite different from that in Europe.  The Pilgrim fathers took their English monophonic hymns with them when they settled New England, and they discouraged instruments and richly elaborate music in their churches.  However, secular music grew and flourished, not under the patronage of wealthy aristocrats, but on strictly commercial lines, responding to the public demand, to the music marketplace.

In the 19th century, musical concerts by outdoor and indoor wind-bands became a major form of entertainment. Pre-eminent in this movement was John Philip Sousa.  Stephen Foster was a composer of popular songs which are extremely popular to this very day, regarded as part of American folk-music, although it is composed music. In New York, the Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, and today it is one of the most famous opera theatres in the world.   Edward McDowell emerged as a composer of beautiful piano works with an American flavour. 

Aaron Copland started trying to write avant-garde art music in the abstract style of many 20th century European composers, but without aristocratic or state patronage, the music marketplace made him change his style. Subsequently he has captured American vitality in works such as Appalachian Spring, and Fanfare for the Common Man.

The influence on music in the USA of the black Americans who descended from the African slaves cannot be over-emphasized. Their music has evolved from early spirituals, through blues songs, ragtime piano tunes, and Dixieland jazz, to Big band music and a huge influence on today's popular music. Scott Joplin is the most famous composer of ragtime piano music, still widely played today.  George Gershwin is a great American composer who was equally capable of writing hit popular songs, and more serious works, such as his opera Porgy and Bess.

Tunes originating from USA. Audio is available for 90 tunes from this country.
No.Name of WorkComposerCategoryEnsemble
1 A Nightingale Sang in Berkely SquareVariousJazzBig Band
2 A Shanty in Old Shanty TownVariousJazzTrad Jazz Band
3 Adagio for strings, Op 11BarberShort PieceOrchestra
4 Alexander's Ragtime BandBerlinJazzTrad Jazz Band
5 An American in Paris - 3rd theme (Blues)GershwinTone PoemOrchestra
6 As Time Goes ByVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
7 Away in a MangerVariousSacredOther Ensembles
8 Bare NecessitiesVariousJazzTrad Jazz Band
9 Belle of the BallAndersonWaltzOrchestra
10 Blue TangoAndersonShort PiecePops Orchestra
11 Cape Cod GirlsVariousFolk SongSolo
12 CharmaineVariousWaltzPops Orchestra
13 Christmas Jazz MedleyVariousJazzBig Band
14 Days of Wine and RosesVariousPopular SongsOrchestra
15 Deep PurpleVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
16 Don't get around muchEllingtonJazzRhythm Combo
17 Fanfare for the Common ManCoplandShort PieceOrchestra
18 Fascinating RhythmGershwinPopular SongsRhythm Combo
19 Forgotten DreamsAndersonShort PiecePops Orchestra
20 Happy BirthdayVariousPopular SongsSolo
21 Heart of my Heart (version 2)VariousJazzTrad Jazz Band
22 How About YouVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
23 I got it BadEllingtonJazzRhythm Combo
24 I Got Rhythm (jazzy clarinet)GershwinJazzRhythm Combo
25 I'm in the Mood for LoveVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
26 Jingle BellsPierpontPopular SongsPops Orchestra
27 John Brown's BodyVariousFolk SongDuet
28 Lazy RiverVariousJazzBig Band
29 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.GershwinJazzRhythm Combo
30 Liberty Bell MarchSousaMarchMilitary Band
31 Love is a many Splendored ThingVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
32 Lullaby of BirdlandVariousJazzRhythm Combo
33 Maple Leaf RagJoplinShort PieceSolo
34 Marching Through GeorgiaVariousFolk SongMilitary Band
35 Mary had a Little LambVariousNursery RhymesSolo
36 Michael Row the Boat AshoreVariousJazzTrad Jazz Band
37 Moonlight SerenadeVariousJazzBig Band
38 New RagJoplinShort PieceDuet
39 Oh My Darling ClementineVariousFolk SongRhythm Combo
40 Oh SusannaFosterFolk SongRhythm Combo
41 Once in a WhileVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
42 Over the RainbowVariousPopular SongsOrchestra
43 Poor Old JoeFosterFolk SongDuet
44 Que Sera, SeraVariousWaltzPops Orchestra
45 Rampart Street ParadeVariousJazzRhythm Combo
46 Rhapsody in BlueGershwinConcertoOrchestra
47 Rock My SoulVariousJazzTrad Jazz Band
48 Roses are RedVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
49 Rudolph the Red-nosed ReindeerVariousPopular SongsSolo
50 Rumba from JamaicaVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
51 San FranVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
52 Santa Claus is Coming to TownVariousPopular SongsSolo
53 She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She ComesVariousFolk SongTrad Jazz Band
54 Sleigh RideAndersonShort PiecePops Orchestra
55 Snow White and the seven DwarfsVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
56 Someone to Watch Over MeGershwinPopular SongsRhythm Combo
57 South of the Border TangoVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
58 South PacificRodgersPopular SongsOrchestra
59 Spanish LadyVariousPopular SongsOther Ensembles
60 Summer TimeGershwinJazzPops Orchestra
61 Swing Low Sweet ChariotWallisFolk SongWind Chamber Groups
62 Syncopated ClockAndersonShort PiecePops Orchestra
63 Taking a Chance on LoveVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
64 Tea Cha ChaVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
65 The Easy WinnersJoplinShort PieceSolo
66 The EntertainerJoplinMiscellaneousOther Ensembles
67 The Lady is a TrampRodgersJazzBig Band
68 The Old Folks at Home (Way down upon the Swanee River)FosterFolk SongRhythm Combo
69 The Sound of MusicRodgersPopular SongsOrchestra
70 The Yellow Rose of TexasVariousFolk SongOther Ensembles
71 These Foolish ThingsVariousPopular SongsRhythm Combo
72 Three Coins in the FountainVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
73 To a Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches) Op 51 No.1McDowellShort PieceSolo
74 When I Fall in LoveVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
75 When You Wish Upon a StarVariousPopular SongsPops Orchestra
76 Who's Sorry NowVariousPopular SongsTrad Jazz Band
77 Yankee Doodle DandyVariousFolk SongMilitary Band
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