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Top Ten Thankful Classical Songs

We love Top Ten lists just as much as the next guy, so here goes our Thanksgiving Edition! (click on the title to hear an example!)

#10. Leonard Bernstein: Turkey Trot (Divertimento)

#9. Trad, arr Carmen: Turkey in the Straw

#8. The Cranberries: Zombie (performed by the Poteet Orchestra)

#7. Ludwig van Beethoven: Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart (String Quartet #15, Opus 132)

#6. Philip Glass: The American Four Seasons

#5. Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts (Old American Songs)

#4. Samuel Barber: First Essay

#3. Ralph Vaughan-Williams: March of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)

#2. Ludwig van Beethoven: Shepherd's Song: Happy and thankful feelings after a storm (Symphony #6 "Pastorale")

And the Number One Classical Thanksgiving Song...

Eric Whitacre: I Thank You God for this Most Amazing Day