Waring's inspirational songs for 2011 offered on iTunes U

January 17, 2011

A new video podcast on iTunes U featuring the music of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians will revive the hope and inspiration of viewers in the new year. Recently produced, the podcast is part of Fred Waring’s America collection, in the University Libraries' Special Collection Library, and it features seven songs from four Fred Waring albums. The songs, inspirational in theme, include performances from Fred Waring’s orchestra, glee club and featured soloists.

Viewers can link via http://bit.ly/i0UfPM or they can follow these steps:

  • -- Go to https://itunes.psu.edu/
  • -- Log in as a Penn State user or a guest (wait for iTunes to launch)
  • -- Select "Penn State Podcast Shows"
  • -- Select "Fred Waring Collection"

New podcasts will be added, on or around the 15th of the month. The podcasts will feature clips from the collection's vast archive of 25,000 recordings on disc, wire, tape, kinescope and video. The recordings cover every radio and television broadcast made by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians from 1933-1960; concert recordings; reference recordings of Fred Waring music workshop sessions and concerts; and other miscellaneous performances, appearances and interviews, including recent interviews with famous cartoonists who spent time at Waring's golf resort every summer from the late 1940s through 1970s.

For more information, call 814-863-2911.

  • Click on the image above to listen to the latest posting from the Fred Waring Collection on iTunes U.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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