Music for Thanksgiving

A classic Thanksgiving tune.
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Johann Sebastian Bach 

Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir

Ludwig van Beethoven

 Finale to Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" Symphony 

Leonard Bernstein

Turkey Trot (Divertimento)

William Billings

O Praise the Lord of Heaven

Aaron Copland

Appalachian Spring

Our Town 

"The Tender Land" Suite (especially the finale, "The Promise of Living")

Henry Cowell

Old American Country Set

Joseph Curiale


Antonin Dvorak 

New World Symphony

Edvard Grieg

Lyric Piece, Op. 62, No. 2, "Gratitude"

David Guion

Turkey in the Straw (piano)

Charles Ives

 Three Harvest Home Chorales

Mark O’Connor

Appalachian Waltz

Johnny Appleseed Suite

Sergei Prokofiev

Peter & the Wolf, narrated 

 Don Ray

Homestead Dances

Ned Rorem

"Pilgrims" (for string orchestra)

John Rutter

 For the Beauty of the Earth 


Simple Gifts (Christopher Parkening's arrangement)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

The Harvest Home Suite (Thanksgiving Hymn)

Eric Whitacre

I thank you God for this Most Amazing Day