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Illuminated Fountain Performances Playlists

 

 

Check out our descriptions and playlists for upcoming Illuminated Fountain Performances. Revisit a favorite ... try something new ... experience them all!

American Songbook Reimagined
The Beatles
Be Our Guest
British Invasion
Carmina Burana
Copland Classics
Divas of Dance
Fanfare & Fountains
Founder’s Favorites
Gershwin Gala
Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein
If It Ain’t Got That Swing
In the Mood
Monet’s Garden
Night at the Movies
On Broadway
Over the Rainbow
Pictures at a Fountain Exhibition
The Planets
Solid Gold ’70s
Sounds of Motown
Sounds of Summer

 

 

American Songbook Reimagined

Contemporary recording artists deliver new takes on classic Great American Songbook selections in this rousing performance. Reimagined hits by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and more make for a memorable fountain performance.

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: They All Laughed
  • Taco: Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Aretha Franklin: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  • Billy Porter and Pentatonix: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
  • Willie Nelson: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Queen Latifah: Lady is a Tramp
  • Sinead O’Connor: I Want to be Loved by You
  • Nina Simone: My Way
  • Rufus Wainwright: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • David Byrne: Don’t Fence Me In

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The Beatles

Celebrate legacy and innovation as our revitalized fountains team up with one of the most popular and influential groups of all time.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Help!
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • All You Need is Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Goodnight
  • Let It Be

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Be Our Guest

Themes from your favorite animated movie classics—including Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and more—delight the young, and young at heart, during this magical performance.

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British Invasion

For decades, British rock and pop have captured the hearts of the American public. Join us as our fountains celebrate a musical revolution that continues today.

  • The Electric Light Orchestra: All over the World
  • Coldplay: Viva la Vida
  • Elton John: Your Song
  • The Who: Pinball Wizard
  • Paul McCartney: Live and Let Die
  • Adele: Skyfall
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana springs to life in our salute to this frequently performed cantata drawn from a 13th-century collection of songs and plays. Our fountains frolic to the revelry, melodies, and rhythms of this timeless classic.

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Copland Classics

American composer Aaron Copland evokes the vast American landscape and the pioneer spirit through his music. Watch as our fountains dance to music inspired by the prairies themselves.

  • Saturday Night Waltz from Billy the Kid
  • Street Scene in a Frontier Town from Billy the Kid
  • 2nd Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 4th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 7th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • Coda from Appalachian Spring
  • Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
  • Hoe-Down from Rodeo

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Divas of Dance

Hold on to your seat during this high-energy show featuring hits from an eclectic mix of popular artists including Katy Perry, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and more.

  • Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
  • Adele: Set Fire to the Rain
  • Blondie: Call Me
  • Ke$ha: TiK ToK
  • Katy Perry: California Gurls
  • Whitney Houston: How Will I Know
  • Whitney Houston: I Want to Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  • Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris: We Found Love in a Hopeless Place
  • Whitney Houston: I’m Your Baby Tonight
  • Whitney Houston: So Emotional
  • The Chainsmokers feat. Daya: Don’t Let Me Down
  • Alicia Keys: Girl on Fire
  • P!nk: Just like Fire
  • Beyoncé: Who Run the World (Girls)
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj: Bang Bang
  • Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  • David Guetta feat. Sia: Titanium
  • Cher: Believe
  • Cher: If I Could Turn Back Time
  • Cher: Strong Enough
  • Jennifer Lopez: Jenny from the Block
  • Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea: One Less Problem
  • Katy Perry: Chained to the Rhythm
  • Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. MØ: Lean On
  • Katy Perry: Roar
  • Madonna: Vogue
  • Katy Perry: Firework

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Fanfare & Fountains

Celebrate the season with a musical tour de force inspired by the beauty, grandeur, and fabulous effects of our Main Fountain Garden.

  • Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Richard Strauss: Fanfare for the Vienna Philharmonic
  • Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Little Fugue in G minor
  • Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
  • John Williams: Liberty Fanfare
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode to Joy

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Founder’s Favorites

Pierre S. du Pont was an avid music lover and close friend of John Philip Sousa, the king of marches. We celebrate our founder with a fountain show devoted to his love of opera, popular music of the day, Sousa marches, pipe organ, and symphonic works.

  • John F. Palmer and Charles B. Ward: And the Band Played On
  • Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
  • Georges Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
  • W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: We Sail The Ocean Blue from HMS Pinafore
  • John Philip Sousa: The Liberty Bell
  • Giacomo Puccini: Nessun dorma from Turandot
  • J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • George Gershwin: Strike Up the Band from Strike Up the Band

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Gershwin Gala

The music of Gershwin once played at Pierre S. du Pont’s famous garden parties in the early 20th century, and these romantic tunes are back to celebrate the return of our Main Fountain Garden. Enjoy this reimagining of old favorites, as new technology invites you to a garden gala unlike any other.

  • Catfish Row from Porgy and Bess
  • Promenade (Walking the Dog) from Shall We Dance (1937)
  • An American in Paris

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Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein

Celebrate musical mastermind Bernstein’s 100th birthday with selections from some of his most famous works including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and other quintessential compositions.

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If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Our fountains know how to dance, and this set will have them—and you—swinging and swaying to the all-time jazz greats.

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet: Cherokee
  • Kermit Ruffins: Kermit’s Second Line
  • Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • Charlie Parker & Miles Davis: A Night in Tunisia
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Air Mail Special
  • John Coltrane: Giant Steps
  • Dave Brubeck: Take Five
  • Benny Goodman: Sing, Sing, Sing

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In the Mood

Big band, swing, and bopping fountains harmonize in this jazzy selection. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters and more jazz giants lend their sound to this soulful performance that will send you in search of your dancing shoes.

  • Glenn Miller: In the Mood
  • Count Basie: Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Duke Ellington: Take the A Train
  • Bobby Darin: Mack the Knife
  • Dean Martin: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  • Tito Puente: Bossa Nova a la Puente
  • Tim Davies Big Band: Caravan (-Dialized)
  • Benny Goodman: Bugle Call Rag
  • The Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Tommy Dorsey: Well, Git It!

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Monet’s Garden

Find yourself transported to the artist’s graceful Giverny landscape amid sounds of the classics from Debussy, Dukas, Ravel, and other celebrated French composers.

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A Night at the Movies

Relive favorite movie music classics in this rousing salute to the silver screen.

  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Back to the Future Overture from Back to the Future
  • James Bond Theme from Dr. No
  • Over the Moon from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Pink Panther Theme from The Pink Panther
  • Gonna Fly Now from Rocky
  • He’s a Pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Main Title from Star Wars: Episode IV

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On Broadway

It’s show time, folks! The “marquee” lights are bright as our fountains take center stage and transport you to Broadway.

  • Overture & All That Jazz from Chicago
  • Everything’s Coming Up Roses from Gypsy
  • Seasons of Love from Rent
  • Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat from Guys and Dolls
  • Seize the Day from Newsies
  • Seventy-six Trombones from Music Man
  • Hello, Dolly! from Hello, Dolly!
  • Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables
  • My Shot from Hamilton
  • You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray
  • Defying Gravity from Wicked

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Over the Rainbow

Travel with Dorothy from her Kansas home to the world of Oz in this dazzling show featuring well-loved tunes from the classic story The Wizard of Oz.

  • Overture from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • The Twister from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Munchkinland from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • If I Only Had a Brain from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • We’re Off to See the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • We’re Off to See the Wizard (Reprise) from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Poppies from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Entr’acte from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • The Merry Old Land of Oz from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Jim Stoddard: The Wizard
  • Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead (Reprise) from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Finale, Act Two from The Wizard of Oz Musical
  • Jim Stoddard: Back to Kansas

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Pictures at a Fountain Exhibition

Select movements from Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s timeless works Boris Godunov, Night on Bald Mountain, and Pictures at an Exhibition are the basis for this soaring and emotional classical show.

  • Modest Mussorgsky: Symphonic Synthesis of Boris Godunov
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    • Promenade
    • Gnomus
    • Bydlo (A Polish Ox-Wagon)
    • Ballet of the Chickens in Their Shells
    • Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
    • The Hut on Fowl’s Legs

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The Planets

Human creativity joins forces with the rhythms of nature as our Main Fountain Garden plays host to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.

  • Mars, the Bringer of War
  • Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  • Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  • Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  • Uranus, the Magician
  • Neptune, the Mystic
  • Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

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Solid Gold ’70s

Take a bell-bottomed step back in time to the disco decade featuring iconic music from the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Donna Summer, and more cool cats you’ll really dig.

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Sounds of Motown

Find yourself transported to 1959 in the Motor City when Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records and introduced the world to one of the most defining American sounds of the last century. From the songs of Diana Ross to Lionel Richie to Stevie Wonder, the fountains can’t help but dance along.

  • Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
  • The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love
  • The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart of Mine
  • Lionel Richie: All Night Long
  • The Temptations: Get Ready
  • Al Green: Let’s Stay Together
  • The Jackson 5: I Want You Back
  • Martha and the Vandellas: Dancing in the Streets
  • Marvin Gaye: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • Diana Ross: I’m Coming Out

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Sounds of Summer

Celebrate summer’s arrival with iconic anthems of the season from The Beach Boys, the Go-Gos, Justin Timberlake, and more. This upbeat show will get you in a feel-good, summer state of mind.

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