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The Stars and the Lily: French-American Influences and Interaction in Colonial Times in Song

The Stars and the Lily: French-American Influences and Interaction in Colonial Times in Song

This album explores the ties between the United States and France in the 18th century, when Enlightenment ideas fostered revolutions in both countries. France’s many contributions during the American Revolution were influential in the creation of the United States. People from France—Acadians, Huguenots, French Revolution émigrés—found refuge within America’s borders. It is no wonder that the relationship between the two nations can be so easily heard in the music and poetry of the era. Songs in French and English express shared values and experiences that joined the “stars” of America and the lily (fleur-de-lis) of France.

Liner notes provide lyrics and background information about the songs in this collection.

Track Listing

101
A Prophecy - Freneau Emilie George 2:19
102
Le Mississippi Emilie George 3:20
103
Dans les Champs de l'Amérique Emilie George 2:31
104
Liberty Tree - Paine Emilie George 3:10
105
Plantation de l'arbre de la liberté Emilie George 1:47
106
Lafayette at Brandywine Emilie George 1:34
107
An Appeal Emilie George 2:54
108
Cornwallis' Dance Emilie George 2:41
201
Washington and Count de Grasse Emilie George 2:29
202
Allons Français au Champ-de-Mars Emilie George 3:13
203
God Save the Rights of Man - Freneau Emilie George 2:42
204
The Negroes Complaint Emilie George 1:41
205
La Liberté des Nègres - Piis Emilie George 3:04
206
General de La Fayette on his Expected Visit to America - Freneau Emilie George 5:29

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