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Part VI

The President


Proclamation 6716--
Classical Music Month, 1994

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 163
Wednesday, August 24, 1994


Title 3--
The President
                Proclamation 6716 of August 22, 1994

Classical Music Month, 1994

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the symphony halls of our great cities across 
                America, in the community centers of our small towns, 
                on radio and in recordings, a note is played that began 
                centuries ago and resounds to this day. At the heart of 
                classical music is continuity and tradition. What was 
                heard in a Vienna opera house was heard again in a 
                colonial theater in Charleston, South Carolina, was 
                echoed at the inauguration of President Lincoln, was 
                repeated in turn-of-the-century Chicago, and is played 
                again today by a range of musicians from the most 
                skilled of virtuosos to the youngest student struggling 
                with the complexities of the violin.

                Classical music is a celebration of artistic 
                excellence. Great art endures through the ages, and in 
                the United States we have embraced that great music and 
                incorporated it into the American experience. Our best 
                art reflects our Nation's spirit--that mixture of 
                discipline and improvisation, the combination of strong 
                individual voices working together at the same time, 
                the bravado, the inventiveness, the dynamism of the 
                American character. Classical music plays in harmony 
                with that energy and spirit to become reinvigorated and 
                reinvented with each new orchestra or chamber group, 
                with every performance that rings out new and fresh.

                This month we exalt the many talented composers, 
                conductors, and musicians who bring classical music to 
                our ears. These artists carry on a great tradition of 
                musical achievement, and we are proud of their 
                outstanding accomplishments. Whether in new American 
                works or in the masterpieces of the great composers of 
                old, music is a unifying force in our world, bringing 
                people together across vast cultural and geographical 
                divisions. Classical music speaks both to the mind and 
                to the heart, giving us something to think about as 
                well as to experience.

                The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 239, has 
                designated September 1994 as ``Classical Music Month,'' 
                and has authorized and requested the President to issue 
                a proclamation in observance of this month.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                1994 as Classical Music Month. I urge all Americans to 
                observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and 

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-second day of August, in the year of our Lord 
                nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the 
                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and nineteenth.

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