Songs and period correct music played a vital role in the realism and texture of the series.

Listen to orchestral themes written by composers Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage as well as the music and songs as performed by the characters on the show.

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The Sermon

  Jason plays "Buffalo Gals" on the banjo in John-Boy's car
  Grandpa and John-Boy sing some hymns while up on the mountain
  Jason plays a tune on the guitar during a family picnic up on the mountain
  Jason plays a "Beautiful Dreamer" which then transitions from an instrumental scene change to the church congregation singing "Faith of Our Fathers"
  The church congregation sings "Amazing Grace"

The Genius

  A light instrumental tune as the children arrive home from school
  A ragtime style tune heard during the church bazaar

The Fighter

  Grandpa sings "Old Shep" to Reckless the dog
  Jason plays in on his guitar to the rhythm of James' skipping
  Scene transition instrumental #1
  Jason plays his arrangement "Tatoo Blues" on the piano
  Scene transition instrumental #2
  Music heard as the community works to build a church. The black community sings "Shall We Gather at the River" as they welcome James Trevis Clark to the pulpit

The Prophecy

  Instrumental transition music which incorporates the Boatwright theme
  A country style theme leading in to the arrival of Zack Roswell
  Jason and friends play music at the Reunion
  John and his Class of 1914 sing "Till We Meet Again"

The Breakdown

  Jason plays with Bobby Bigelow and the Sunrise Gospellers "I'll Fly Away" on the radio
  The Boatwright theme
  Jason attempts to play a composition on the piano for Professor Thaxton at the Klineberg Music Conservatory
  Jason plays with Bobby Bigelow and the Haystack Gang at a barn dance
  Bobby Bigelow speaks on the radio with the Sunrise Gospellers in the background
  A common instrumental theme is heard as Jason pays the price for disobeying his mother
  Jason plays a breakdown with Bobby Bigelow and the Haystack Gang during a radio broadcast

The Burnout

  Jason practises his scales on the Baldwin sisters' piano. They ask if he will join Emily on the recorder in a rendition of "Listen to the Mockingbird"
  Theme music as Jason says goodbye to the Baldwin sisters

The Big Brother

  Theme heard to introduce Muffin's character
  Harmonica and piano theme
  Muffin sings "Bringing in the Sheaves" to mask her secret discussion with her incarcerated grifting grandfather
  Music heard as John-Boy chases Muffin after it is discovered that she is a con-artist

The Quilting

  Grandpa sings "Camptown Races"
  Zeb, Ike and Jason sing "On Moonlight Bay"
  Family and friends sing "Seeing Nelly Home"

The House

  Grandma tries to play "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by ear on the piano
  Jason and Hollis rehearse a classical piece for their professor
  Jason and Hollis perform "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and "(Get Along Home) Cindy" at their recital

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