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Monday, February 20, 2012

Music Monday: Washington's Birthday and
The Writings of George Washington


Ever since 1971, the third Monday in February has been recognized as Washington's Birthday. Here is a little tribute to the man who was our nation's first President.









Here is the first movement of the Holiday Symphony by Charles Ives called "Washington's Birthday"for your enjoyment:




 A PBS Program on the full Holiday Symphony is at the bottom of this post.











Here are links to 13 volumes of the writings of George Washington on the Internet Archive. These works are in the public domain, so may be copied and distributed without regard to copyright. The books are available in several electronic formats for reading on your computer or whatever brand of eReader you use.

Volume 01

 
Volume 02


Volume 03


Volume 04


Volume 05


Volume 06


Volume 07
 

Volume 08

Volume 09


Volume 10


Volume 11


Volume 12 [not uploaded to the Archive]


Volume 13


Another collected set may be found on Scribd.


More may be found at Virginia University's George Washington Papers website.

This week's installment of Music Monday is a PBS program called Keeping Score on Charles Ives's "Holiday Symphony: [see program website]




Watch Ives Holidays Symphony on PBS. See more from Keeping Score.
Chapter One

Watch Ives Holidays Symphony on PBS. See more from Keeping Score.
Chapter Two

Watch Ives Holidays Symphony on PBS. See more from Keeping Score.
Chhapter Three

Watch Ives Holidays Symphony on PBS. See more from Keeping Score.
Chapter Four




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