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A Vermont Music Sampler

Image of marching bandVermont has a significant and fascinating musical folklore.

John Philip Sousa wrote “Stars and Stripes Forever” in Isle La Motte; Justin Morgan was first a composer and secondly a horse breeder; many Vermont folk songs and ballads were gathered by Helen Flanders; electronic music was discovered at Bennington College; and there’s more!

This slide presentation includes listening to music on tape and commentary from musician and scholar William Tortolano.

About the presenter

William Tortolano sitting at an organ William Tortolano - William is an author, composer, conductor, and organist, and was a professor of fine arts and music at Saint Michael’s College for 50 years. See full biography.

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