2001: The Prairie, Forests and Mountains Under The Stars (No. 101)

The Montana Summer Symphony is a masterpiece of mountains, forests, plains and starry skies painted by the remarkable talent and artistry of more than 100 musicians and seven conductors. This two-hour program is a celebration of the beauty of music in the West. A new mix of musical selections well-known movie, and classical symphonic music will appeal to audiences of all ages. This heartfelt family event showcases the state's best orchestral musicians while treating viewers to a visual portrayal of Montana's heritage. The music inspires magnificent footage of Montana's landscape, people, history and events and clearly demonstrates that music adds beauty to our lives. Recorded in July 2001. (First Aired Saturday, August 18, 2001)


  • Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 - Edward Elgar
  • Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner
  • Buckaroo Holiday (Rodeo) - Aaron Copland
  • O, Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Jack Mason
  • The Cowboys - John Williams
  • Liberty Bell March - John Philip Sousa
  • Outdoor Overture - Aaron Copland
  • Battle Hymn - Morton Gould
  • Thunder and Lightning Polka - Johann Strauss Jr.
  • Corral Nocturne (Rodeo) - Aaron Copland
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
  • Theme from 2001: A Space Odessy - Richard Strauss
  • Somewhere Out There(An American Tale) - Bob Lowden
  • Mars (The Planets) - Gustav Holst
  • Sunset (Grand Canyon Suite) - Ferde Grofe
  • Jupiter(The Planets) - Gustav Holst
  • George M. Cohan Celebration - David Itkin
  • Montana I Love You
Original artwork for the 2001 Montana Summer Symphony.
Credit: Monte Dolack
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