1. In 1942, Aaron Copland composed Lincoln Portrait soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, written to boost spirits during that difficult time. In a new performance produced by NPR Music, hear Lincoln Portrait featuring the U.S. Marine Band and Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell. 
Photo: Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress via Flickr

    In 1942, Aaron Copland composed Lincoln Portrait soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, written to boost spirits during that difficult time. In a new performance produced by NPR Music, hear Lincoln Portrait featuring the U.S. Marine Band and Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell.

    Photo: Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress via Flickr