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PREMIER MUSIC FOR 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA IS ANNOUNCED

 PREMIER MUSIC FOR 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA IS ANNOUNCED
 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville-based QuinCentury Productions, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America, has recreated some of the most popular music representing America since its infancy.
 After months of research in the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress music archives, the producers successfully compiled a collection of 12 fully orchestrated authentic hits from eras significant in the development of American culture. They have utilized authentic production techniques, original instrumentation and harnessed some of the best talent in the music industry to produce the cassette and compact disc entitled "Of Thee I Sing." QuinCentury has complemented the recording, packaging it with a sheet music booklet and an events calendar which notes major events around the world in conjunction with the 500th anniversary, creating an entertaining and educational journey through history as well as a keepsake for historical collectors.
 "Of Thee I Sing" has been recognized as the premier music of the 500th anniversary by the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission, the United States Information Agency, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute and Voice of America. It will also be featured at the United States pavilion at the World's Fair in Seville, Spain, this summer.
 The package -- made up of a cassette or compact disc, sheet music booklet and a calendar of events -- is available for purchase by calling 1-800-352-1492 or writing to "Of Thee I Sing," P.O. Box 5101, Brentwood, Tenn. 37024. The cassette and compact disc are comprised of 12 historical selections. The sheet music booklet contains all songs and lyrics as well as historical data and research references to each song. The calendar contains monthly lists of major events around the world in conjunction with the anniversary, historical trivia relative to Columbus' journey and other interesting facts pertaining to the discovery and development of America.
 QuinCentury Productions has offices in Nashville and Washington, D.C.
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 EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like a copy of the tape, calendar or music booklet for review, please call A.J. Buse at 615-385-0050.
 /CONTACT: Thadd Collins or Steve Christie, QuinCentury Productions, 615-371-0991, or A.J. Buse of Reuben M. Smith Associates for QuinCentury Productions, 615-385-0050/ CO: QuinCentury Productions ST: Tennessee IN: ENT SU:


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