An Uncommon Woman
27th March 2015
Each year, the Librarian, with advice from the Library's National Recording Preservation Board, selects 25 recordings for the registry. Tower's music is in good company: this round's inductees include "Joan Baez," Baez's first solo album; the rhythm and blues classic "Stand by Me," one of the most-broadcast songs of the 20th century; Sly and the Family Stone's "Stand!"; saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's exquisite rendition of "My Funny Valentine"; and Radiohead's landmark "OK Computer."
Tower's celebrations of the uncommon woman join two of her orchestral works on the disc:
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1986)
Concerto for Orchestra (1991)
Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1989)
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 5) (1993)
For the Uncommon Woman (1992)
Third Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1991)
Learn more at the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board.