Last year's holiday listening.
listen's first July 4th listening list, from 2005.
Here's this year's July 4th list, focusing on America as place:
Aaron Copland, Music for a Great City
Elliott Carter, A Symphony of Three Orchestras
Charles Ives, Three Places in New England
John Adams, El Dorado
Leonard Bernstein, On the Town
Alex Shapiro, Desert Waves
Steve Reich, Vermont Counterpoint
Bonus Tracks (long distance dedication to "GWB in Washington"):
Peter Maxwell Davies, Eight Songs for a Mad King
Stevie Wonder, "You Haven't Done Nothing"