American Standard (John Adams)


American Standard (John Adams)

"American Standard" is an early piece by the noted American composer John Adams. It is a triptych consisting of three pieces: a march, a hymn, and a jazz standard. [http://www.archive.org/details/JohnAdamsOTG] The middle piece, "Christian Zeal and Activity", includes slow tonal chords and a recorded sample of a preacher delivering a sermon. [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89145711]


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