Lincoln Portrait (also known as A Lincoln Portrait) is a classical orchestral work written by the American composer Aaron Copland. The work involves a full orchestra, with particular emphasis on the brass section at climactic moments. The work is narrated with the reading of excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents, including the Gettysburg Address. An orchestra usually invites a prominent person to be the narrator.
Performed by the St Augustine Orchestra, directed by Scott Gregg and narrated by Lee Weaver, it comes across as beautiful and powerful piece of work.