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You're listening to music by Don give us. Just seven weeks ago tonight I welcomed you to these microphones for the first program of the series of concerts devoted to my music brought to you by the national educational radio network. That's far we have program 14 of my scores and a range of field from symphonies to music by bands. On this occasion we present a symphony written for the 70th anniversary of Texas Christian University. The music was first performed by the symphony orchestra of the DCU School of Fine Arts under the composer's baton. I remember the ceremonies were the greatest plays are not alone because of the excellent performance of that day but also because I was honored by my alma mater with an honorary Doctor of Music degree conferred on me by President Jimmy
Sadler and the late Dr. Di Smith McCorkle dean of the TC U fine arts department. The symphony was my seventh and I wrote for its subtitle saga of a prairie school. It has four movements played without pause. The first section is called the people. The second the vision. The third movement is marked the dedication and the finale is the fulfillment of the alma mater Hymn of the school was used near the end of the final moment and he will probably recognise the early American Hume tune which I used as a form of foundation. The performance you're about to hear was one which I recorded in London with the new symphony orchestra the Symphony Number Seven and saga of a prairie school a. The
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Symphony Number seven saga of a prairie school recorded by the composer Don Gillis
with the new symphony orchestra of London. This work commissioned by Texas Christian University on the occasion of its seventy fifth anniversary was in four movements played without pause marked. The people the vision that occasion and the fulfillment. With this performance we have come to the end of another broadcast of our current series and we cordially invite you to be with us next week for still more of my music. We will hear the Eunice step march and the Concerto for organ and band with guest soloist Richard L's Sasser and his premiere performance of the work at Interlochen week after next our program will include the January February March the temple dance from the Twinkletoes suite where the West begins from Portrait of a frontier town. The plantation song and Piedmont Park from the Atlanta sleet and a short overture to an unfinished opera. Your most cordially invited to be with us then and on all succeeding programs these broadcasts have been produced and recorded for the national educational radio network by Riverdale productions
under the technical supervision of John Corbett. Your host and commentator has been done give us until next week then. So long. This is the National Education all radio network.
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The music of Don Gillis
Symphony No. 7
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program focuses on Don Gillis' Symphony No. 7.
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: 64-24-7 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:30
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