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You are listening to music by Don Gillis and this is done give us saying Welcome to another session of music an opinion brought to you each week by the national educational radio network. On this our eighth broadcast we're going to hear an overture and a sweet and we'll get our show underway immediately by announcing the first number to be Paul Bunyan and overtures to a legend with William Yarbrough conducting the orchestra of the festival on wheels. With. Us. And.
Where. You. Live. In. A. Way. To. A I.
Am where. I. Am. Thank you. Thanks. Since it. Wasn't. Me it was. Transponders. And it. Wasn't. Me it. Wasn't. Me it. Was any absence.
It's. Land. Me in. My. Land. Flemish blame Bush. Thanks thanks. For.
Spanking. Saying little. Paul Bunyan an overture to a legend with William Yarbrough conducting has been the opening number on music by Don Gillis for the major work on our program I've selected a score commissioned by the music clubs of Atlanta Georgia. And because you tell me you'd like to hear stories about the music I'd like to give you a little background on Atlanta in the first place they wanted to sweet about their town and I agreed. Then when the music was finished the good ladies of The Atlanta music clubs put on a public city campaign like under which I have never seen. There were newspaper articles by the dozen radio and television interviews and more amazingly they inveigle the big department store owners to decorate their windows using my score as the main motif. When I arrived in Atlanta for the premiere I was
taken on a tour of the downtown section and there and all of the windows were huge blowups of the music king sized photographs of me and all sorts of attractive window displays representing individual movements of the sweet man I thought Beethoven never had it this good. And then to top it all the newspaper came out with a full page spread with the ink scented with Magnolia. Honest it's true in every sense it was Southern hospitality at its hospitality ist and frankly I was sorry when it was over. I came back to New York and fairly strutted with my new found glory for after all what other composer do you know of who had been in store windows and Magnolia scented newspapers. But it didn't last long for New York as a peculiarly honest way of bringing you back to reality especially during subway rush hours and so clippings and reviews and a modernized success in faded. But you know sometimes when I hear this music I can still smell the faint perfume of Magnolia blossoms.
And remember that day in Atlanta when the whole town belonged to me. Well that's the end of the story. Let's hope that it made a good prelate to the music or it's time to hear that now. There are five movements to the sweep our fair city Stone Mountain Piedmont Park plantation song and peach tree probably not all part of Atlanta 5 choreographic impressions of a Southern city. Of three. Man.
I. Man. Me. And. You. Yeah.
Look. The oh. Wow.
Man. Man. Wow. The only. Thing the wing. Man. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you. A.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. My. My. My. My.
Are they. Saying that. The music you just heard was Atlanta 5 choreographic impressions of a Southern city the composer Don Gillis who now bid you farewell until next week inviting you to return to their program which we're going to call Bandstand in the park. Join us if you can. Music by Dan Gross is produced for the national educational radio network by Riverdale productions and is directed by Keith Donaldson. This is done go as saying goodbye until next time. This is the national educational radio network.
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The Music of Don Gillis II
Paul Bunyan 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: a movement from Paul Bunyan; and Atlanta Suite.
Series Description
This series features the works of Don Gillis; hosted by the composer himself. Most of the performances are conducted by the composer.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Conductor: Yarborough, William
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 65-36-8 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:15
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