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A Splash of Pops


Download links and information about A Splash of Pops by The Boston Pops Orchestra. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:03:51 minutes.

Artist: The Boston Pops Orchestra
Release date: 1999
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:03:51
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No. Title Length
1. The Star-Spangled Banner (featuring Keith Lockhart) 2:06
2. Liberty Fanfare (featuring Keith Lockhart) 4:16
3. Doodletown Fifers (featuring Keith Lockhart) 4:45
4. Overture to State Fair (featuring Keith Lockhart) 6:30
5. America (featuring Keith Lockhart) 3:19
6. Lift Every Voice and Sing (featuring Keith Lockhart) 4:46
7. With Voices Raised (featuring Keith Lockhart) 9:51
8. National Emblem March (featuring Keith Lockhart) 2:52
9. Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy (featuring Keith Lockhart) 2:37
10. America the Beautiful (featuring Keith Lockhart) 3:36
11. 1812 Overture (featuring Keith Lockhart) 15:37
12. The Stars and Stripes Forever (featuring Keith Lockhart) 3:36



Designed as an aural souvenir of the Boston Pops' annual Fourth of July concert, A Splash of the Pops is another celebration of America and Americana. Although it contains a handful of new orchestral pieces, such as "With Voices Raised," it is primarily a celebration of classic American music, both classical pieces and pop songs alike. Of course, there's not a whole lot of pop songs — the "Overture to State Fair," "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," and Paul Simon's "America" are chief among them — but they fit in well with "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Stars and Stripes Forever," "1812 Overture," "America the Beautiful," and "Lift Every Voice and Sing" because Keith Lockhart's arrangements and conducting give it all a uniform style that is distinctly, undeniably the Pops. It's to Lockhart's credit that he keeps the tradition of the Pops alive while subtly developing his own style; this is certainly a Pops record, but he's infusing the group with his own taste, such as Paul Simon. And that's what makes A Splash of the Pops so entertaining — not only does it capture the feeling of a Pops Fourth of July concert, it sounds contemporary, as well.