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Barack Obama

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.


George W. Bush

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.


William Jefferson Clinton

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.


President Ronald Reagan

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.


John F. Kennedy

Listen Sing Out Mr. President: JFK's Road To Progress

February 22, 2011 – Hear John F. Kennedy's exhortation of freedom and progress set to music by Robert Beaser.



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.


Harry Truman

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.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Listen Sing Out Mr. President: FDR's Fight Against Fear

February 16, 2011 – Hear how composer Samuel Adler transforms FDR's iconic phrase about fear into a new song.


Woodrow Wilson

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.


Teddy Roosevelt

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.


Madison Image

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.


John Adams, second president of the United States.

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.


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