Sing Out, Mr. President archive
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Barack Obama's 'Hope And Virtue'
February 28, 2011 – We wrap up our series with words from the current Commander-In-Chief set to music by Georgia Stitt.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: George W. Bush's Populist Simplicity
February 25, 2011 – Bush's image as a plain-spoken Southerner comes through in music by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Bill Clinton's Proverb Of Wrong And Right
February 24, 2011 – Bill Clinton's words sounded like a proverb to composer Zachary Wadsworth, who set them to music.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Ronald Reagan's Weapons Of Courage And Freedom
February 23, 2011 – Ronald Reagan's words on peace and power convey a universal message to composer Jesse Wiener.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: JFK's Road To Progress
Listen Nico Muhly Composes Andrew Jackson's One-Man Majority
February 20, 2011 – A young composer makes Old Hickory sing.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Eisenhower's Cold War Strength
February 18, 2011 – Paul Moravec mixes Revolutionary War music with Cold War sentiment in his setting of words from Ike.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Harry Truman Takes The Lead
February 17, 2011 – Hear our 33rd president's words on leadership set to music by celebrated composer David Ludwig.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: FDR's Fight Against Fear
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Woodrow Wilson Releases Democratic Energy
February 15, 2011 – The president's firm belief in democracy rings true in a new song by Broadway composer Andrew Lippa.
Listen Sing Out, Mr. President: Teddy Roosevelt 'Pulls His Weight'
February 14, 2011 – He "spoke softly and carried a big stick," but Roosevelt's words ring out loud in this new piece.
Listen Sing Out Mr. President: Honest Abe, Bullets And Voting Booths
February 11, 2011 – Hear Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown's dramatic song based on a portentous Lincoln phrase.
Listen Sing Out, Mr. President: James Madison's Socratic Sarcasm
February 10, 2011 – Hear the beauty of Milton Babbitt's music rub up against a hint of sarcasm in Madison's text.
Listen Sing Out, Mr. President: Thomas Jefferson's Powerful Opinion
February 9, 2011 – Sing Out, Mr. President: Thomas Jefferson's Powerful Opinion
Listen Sing Out, Mr President: John Adams, Bless This House
February 8, 2011 – The first White House resident, Adams blessed its halls with words that ring in Jake Heggie's music.