Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Day is Dying in the West
Chautauqua, William F. Sherwin, 1877
Text by Mary Artemesia Lathbury, 1877
Written at the request of John Heyl Vincent
Now the Day Is Over
Merrial, Joseph Barnby, 1868
text: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865
George Frederick Handel
From the opera Xerxes, 1738
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