ISBN 9780825636462. In addition toÊbearing the venerableÊReader's Digest name, this collection has a great selection of songs which make it one of the best patriotic/Americana PV collections available today! The third book in the new Reader's Digest Piano Library series, and the first to include piano/vocal arrangements, "A Nation of Heroes" features two audio CDs of forty recordings by the National Philharmonic, the London Promenade Orchestra, the Fireside Singers, the U.S. Navy Band, the Royal Marine Band, the National Honor Band and Orchestra, the Spirit of Freedom singers, and many other groups from the Reader's Digest archives. Each of the forty pieces also appears in the book in fresh, new intermediate piano and piano/vocal arrangements.Ê Many pieces include chord names, and guitar chord charts are shown in a special index.ÊA foreword also gives the interesting history behind each song. The contents of this book include Sousa marches, other marches, patriotic anthems, Civil War songs, anthems of the Armed Services, Songs of World War I, and classic American favorites including:
Stars and Stripes Forever, The Thunderer, The Washington Post, Semper Fidelis, Colonel Bogey March, Pomp and Circumstance, American Patrol, Anchors Aweigh,Ê The Caissons Go Rolling Along, From the Halls of Montezuma, My Country Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, Dixie, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Oh! Susanna, Yankee Doodle, Home on the Range, Red River Valley, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Over There, My Bonnie, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Onward Christian Soldiers, Amazing Grace, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Abide with Me, and more!