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You're listening to music by Don give us 30 minutes of what we hope will be informative educational and very pleasant listening all personally delivered by me. Don give us your host and commentator on this series brought to you each week by the national educational radio network. For this broadcast we have selected a program of music written for chorus. Now for those of you who are regular listeners to this series you will not recall hearing too much of my music in this area. Mostly it's for a band orchestra chamber groups or soloists but on this occasion I wanted to bring you the world premiere performance of the most recent work which was recorded especially for this broadcast by Dickinson State College of Dickinson North Dakota. It's Title 7 golden texts and a song of praise from the Psalms of David. We'll also hear an excerpt from my setting of Norman Vincent Peale is the coming of the King and our concert will begin now as we hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of Richard P. condé singing the hymn and prayer for peace because its lyrics are so close to my own personal hopes and prayers. Married them
before the choir sings. Dear God in heaven hear our prayer in deep despair we pray to the for we in our anguish need holy wisdom thou art salvation alone send by love to bless every nation. Let our hearts have hate no more. Grant Lord that fear and war shall never cease. We pray gracious Father let there be peace. Oh oh. Oh oh. Oh oh. Oh
and the hymn in prayer for peace was sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Richard P. Condi conducting. You're listening to music by Don Garros where on this broadcast we have program music written for chorus our program continues now as we are section for Mike and Tata based on a book by Norman Vincent Peale the coming of the King of the. Hundred. I
told. You they. Scored. It.
Was. Was was was it it was a a joke. Just.
Oh shit. You have been hearing music from the coming of the King with the Gothic choir conducted by Rob Hunter with
Ashley Miller at the organ. You're listening to music by Don Gillis and this is done give us who's filled with the most wonderfully pleasant memories of an event which took place not so long ago. The world premiere of my new score for band and chorus titled Seven Golden teks and a song of praise from the Psalms of David during the summer of 1965 I received an invitation to write a new score for the annual Tri State Festival held at Dickinson College at Dickinson North Dakota. Dr. George Reynolds who issued the invitation on behalf of Dr. Frank Pearson dean of Dickinson's fine arts department dippy lated only that the work should be for chorus and band and that it should not exceed 20 minutes. As for forming groups I was to have the Dickinson College band and choral groups augmented by high school students who would form the honors choir for the festival. I accepted the invitation wrote the music and finally the day came for my first rehearsal with this wonderful collection of talent. Dr. Reynolds had prepared his band of approximately 60 players and Robert Hausler
had rehearsed the chorus. And when I stepped on the podium the basic work had been carefully done in advance of my arrival and while for me it is always a tremendous emotional experience to hear one of my scores for the first time in this event. The feeling was one of great happiness as I heard my music come to life through the talents of these wonderful young men and women. As most New Yorkers do I sometimes lose sight of the fact that the really great musical happenings take place west of the Hudson and the Dickinson College experience reawaken my recognition that America is a vast energy of artistic achievement. If you can visualize the scene of this premiere with me for a moment perhaps you too will be caught up in the excitement of the event. The concert was held in the college gymnasium and the band was joined by about 200 singers to perform before an audience of almost 25 hundred people. At the end of the performance I'm happy to tell you that they gave a prolonged standing ovation to the young artist who had been responsible for this premiere performance and it was for me a
moment of happiness and of gratitude toward the men and women whose devotion to the arts makes such events possible. Here now with the Osbourne t bell shine as narrator the Dickinson College band and the combined college an honors Chorale of the Tri-State festival is the world premiere performance of seven golden teks and a song of praise from the Psalms of David. You're. You're. You're. You're. You're. It was the Lord.
My word is a lamp unto my feet and a light
unto my path. And. The. God be merciful unto us and bless us and cause his
face to shine upon us. Bless the Lord my soul and all that is within me
bless his holy name. Out of the depths have I cried onto the overlord Lord hear
my cry. God is our refuge and strength a very present help
in time of trouble. Oops. Let the words of my mouth. And the meditation of my heart
be acceptable unto Thee Oh Lord my strength. And my redeemer. Load. The.
Crazy the Lord exalt his name let everything that have breath give praise on to his name. We are the in.
The hay. With this performance of seven golden texts in the song of praise from the Psalms of David. We've come to the end of another broadcast of music by Don give us a bell shime was the narrator with the Tri-State Festival Chorus in the Dickinson College band recorded specially for this program at Dickinson State College. DICKINSON North Dakota November 6th 1965. Earlier we heard the human prayer for peace performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a section from I can talk about the coming of the King. Next week we're going to celebrate a sort of out of season Christmas and why not after all Christmas is pretty good whenever it happens. Anyway that's what we're going to do. So have your stockings all ready to hang up and I'll provide the mistletoe. In the weeks ahead we're going to get the first radio performance of my second symphony and more music recorded especially for the series by Colonel Samuel Arlo Botha and the United States Army Band. Join us each
week if you can and I continue to thank you for your cards and letters because I do appreciate hearing your comments bad and good on the music and the program. Music by Don give us has brought you each week with a national educational radio network and is directed by Keith Donaldson. This is done give us saying thanks for listening. And so long until next week. On. This is the national educational radio network.
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The Music of Don Gillis II
Seven Golden Texts and more
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program features performances of the following Gillis compositions: Sinfonia for Brass; Seven Golden Texts and A Song of Praise from Psalms of David.
Series Description
This series features the works of Don Gillis; hosted by the composer himself. Most of the performances are conducted by the composer.
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Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 65-36-19 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:28:57
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