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You are listening to music by Don give us. This is Don Gallo saying good evening good afternoon good morning or whatever good time it is in the area where you're listening to this broadcast. I'm back for another microphonic session of my own music with some chatter about it to encourage you to keep right on listening. On this show we're doing so much music that there's really not too much time for chatter which is good in a sense because I don't go in too much for a metaphysical type program annotation anyway. We're going to hear five different compositions including the blues from somebody number six the section about my music from my opera pep rally a mood piece called Prairie sunset from Portrait of a frontier town. A set of variations on the NBC chimes called
Bing Bang bomb. And our opening music will be the first movement from my line as we titled our fair city are going to go there.
Thank him with. Me.
I am. Thanking you. A It'll
be our first city from the Atlanta suite with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its composer was the opening music on this the 12th broadcast of the music of Don go as our program continues now as we are the third movement by Symphony Number Six blues.
I am a man.
Long long. One.
But.
The Blues from somebody number six played by the orchestra the comma Rome under the baton of its composer Don give us the music we're going to hear next is a little difficult to explain in that it's ballet music from my opera pep rally that occurs immediately after the prologue as the curtain opens to reveal a sort of camp a small shop or a student union. And as we hear the music students are gathered in various nuns study attitudes as they relax between classes. The music is obviously designed to dance to an art students and opera are as obviously taking advantage of its functionalism to dance to it. The opera was scored for band but in the version of the ballet music as you're going to hear it was or rearranged for orchestra. And in the event you're in the mood you can take advantage of its functionalism to use it either as a ballet or to grab your favorite partner and dance along with it. It's called Boogie and brass.
The AA NA AA. Thank. You. Thank. You and.
Thank. You.
Thanks thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. I am. Thankful. Thank you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
For a movie in Brasil rather bright ballet from opera pepper work which one might call functional representationalism that is if one wanted to call it anything except a rather serviceable ballet section from an opera written about college students. I mentioned a time or so on the series something about how music starts out to be one thing and then gets turned into something else. Take the music we're going to hear next from Portrait of a frontier town. Originally the suite was titled The countdown suite for it was written about Fort Worth Texas and Texans refer to Fort Worth as cow town more often than not. Anyway the movement we're going to hear was originally called University Church. Countdown suite became part of a frontier town and university church became prairie sunset. The change justified only in the fact that the titles of most music are only incidental to the music anyway. A rose by any of the name as William Shakespeare said this is about all classified
material up to now as a matter of fact I think this is about the first time I've ever told anyone this particular story. And so we'll see what reaction you get now to prairie sense act as played by the new symphony of London especially now that you know that it was originally called University Church. If you'll excuse me I'll give the downbeat.
Why why.
We. Prairie sunset from Portrait of a frontier town was played by the new symphony orchestra of London under the baton of its composer Don give us who is presently chatting with you about the music you were hearing some years back when the National Broadcasting Company was celebrating its 25th anniversary. I was commissioned to write a piece for the occasion. I decided it would be most appropriate if I would write a set of variations on the NBC chimes. And since it was to be primarily by the NBC symphony I decided further to make some of the variations in the style of several great composers which the orchestra frequently played.
So as you hear the various treatments given to the familiar chime sound you will also hear a number of familiar styles. But there's sort of a rambunctious radio roundelay called being banged by own one hundred.
Then.
I am. I am. I am I am.
Bang bang bang. A set of variations on the NBC chimes with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its composer has been the final number on this the 12th broadcast of the music of Don Gillis. Earlier we heard our fair city from the Atlanta suite the blues from my Sixth Symphony was about my music for my opera pepperoni and prairie sunset from Portrait of a frontier town. Next week our program will include two works the second movement of my Star-Spangled symphony called prayer and him for a solemn occasion and the Rhapsody for harp and orchestra with Edward B tours soloist with the NBC symphony orchestra. I hope you're not too superstitious to join us on program number 13. I also hope you'll enjoy Edward B to his work and I'll have a couple or three anecdotes to tell you which you might enjoy repeating later just in the event I ever get famous enough for you to tell anecdotes about me. Music by Daniel us is produced for the national educational radio network by Riverdale productions with John Corbett as technical supervisor. This
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Series
The music of Don Gillis
Episode
Various selections
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/500-hd7nt730
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Description
Episode Description
This program features a varied selection of Don Gillis' compositions.
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
1964-08-25
Topics
Music
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:29:37
Credits
Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 64-24-12 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:34
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Citations
Chicago: “The music of Don Gillis; Various selections,” 1964-08-25, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 27, 2023, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-hd7nt730.
MLA: “The music of Don Gillis; Various selections.” 1964-08-25. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 27, 2023. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-hd7nt730>.
APA: The music of Don Gillis; Various selections. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-hd7nt730