1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

A Musical About the Problems of Housekeeping


Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

Studio Cast: A White House Cantata (2000)
Thomas Hampson, June Anderson, Barbara Hendricks, Kenneth Tarver, Victor Acquah

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

Source Material

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Trivia & History

"The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party March" contains part of the original dance music used in "Divertimento". A part was also used in Mass (1971), as part of "Prefatory Prayers." One section had been written for the prologue's marches in the musical version of Brecht's The Exception and the Rule, which was originally scheduled for production in 1969 but which never received a full production (although it was produced in 1987 as a workshop production at Lincoln Center with the title The Race to Urga).

"Tempo di Menuetto" includes an authentic harmonization of "To Anacreon in Heav'n" (1740). The melody for "To Anacreon in Heav'n" was later used for "The Star Spangled Banner."

"The Little White Lie" and "The Mark of a Man" were originally done together in the spot where "The Little White Lie" was ultimately listed. It was listed in tryout programs as simply "The Mark of a Man."

"The Nation That Wasn't There" was originally done just prior to "Welcome Home Miz Adams" in conjunction with a reprise of "On Ten Square Miles by the Potomac River." It was later reprised just before "Lud's Wedding" and after "The Ball."

Alternate Titles

  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: A Musical About the Problems of Housekeeping (alternate title)
  • A White House Cantata (revised version)

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