The Music of Don Gillis II; Main Street Saturday Night and more
The national educational radio network presents music by Don Gillis and this is done give us at the very outset of this eleventh broadcast of our current series to say welcome. I am really as I keep saying a very lucky man for not only have I had a lifetime of opportunity to write music the way I've wanted to write it but I've also been fortunate in having good performances of it. And now with the whole radio network at my disposal the wonderful privilege of playing my music for you in these informal sessions together and without further ado Will promptly begin this program with a rather rollicking movement from my portrait of a frontier town it's called Main Street. Saturday night you know.
The. Lord. Thank you. For when. Thank. You. Thank.
Will. Knowing. That was Main Street Saturday night from Portrait of a frontier town. Item number one on this the eleventh program in music by Don Gallo's whose voice you are now hearing saying these very same words. Our next music is quite in contrast to the rhythmic gyrations of a Saturday night on Main Street. It's an LJ poem for oboe and orchestra written about my boyhood days in Cameron Missouri and it's called five acre pond. Our soloist is done playing with the university orchestra bener lock and conducted by Dr. a high roller.
A little. The big.
Five Acre patent and our Jake poem for oboe an orchestra with soloist Don Yeager and Dr. A Clyde roller conducting the university orchestra at Interlochen for our major work were to hear music from September 1947. One of the very great days of my life as a composer for it was then that Arturo Toscanini played my Symphony Number Five and a half in Studio 8H with the NBC symphony orchestra. Arthur Fiedler had given the work its first performance with the Boston Pops in July prior to my Astros performance and then for me as if America happened. The maestro himself decided to perform it and perform it he did with the fold zest and enthusiasm of his energetic talent. And now through the courtesy of the Toscanini archives in Riverdale New York we will bring you that very performance the four movements of the symphony are subtitled a perpetually motion spiritual Scout Sophronia and conclusion. Arturo Toscanini the NBC symphony orchestra and Symphony Number Five and a half a
symphony for fun by Don Gillis. With us for the week. What. Are.
You. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
The One. With. The. The.
Let. Please. Please. Please. Please.
An. Hour and. Arturo Toscanini has just conducted the NBC symphony orchestra and Symphony Number Five and a half a symphony for fun as the major work on this the eleventh broadcast in the current series of music by Don Gillis. This is done by once again thanking you for being with us and inviting you to be back next week for a program featuring the blues. Yes that's right the blues for We've scheduled a series of pieces which use the blues as a basis for their composition. So if you're not blue and want to be or if you are and just want a good place to empathize join us won't you. Two weeks from now we'll have a session on American opera and I'll probably be perched high on a musical. Soapbox making he had speech in favor of the American composer in the field of opera. And we'll also hear a few samples from some of the eight operas I've written so far.
Many of you will recall that last year we were also on the air for 26 weeks on the series and occasionally we did a special such as a sort of left handed lecture on such things as incidental music music form and cetera. One of them you seemed especially to like a sort of adventure and musicality called music to be incidental by. And on a future program we planned to do that one again along with a couple of others which I developed during this past spring. I had become and treated with pop art not as something to applaud necessarily for but it did sort of spark the idea of what might happen in music if one used the same sort of technique as the pop artist does. And so I did a thing called Herman the frog who sang at the Met the work which while musical has no original music written for it at all. The other one is even more way out what gets involved in jungle sounds tele magic rhythms and some electronic music and it's called it shouldn't happen to a dog. Now this won't happen immediately but we do plan to include it just to give you something to
- The Music of Don Gillis II
- Contributing Organization
- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
- AAPB ID
- Episode Description
- This program features performances of the following Don Gillis compositions: Main Street Saturday Night; Five Acre Pond; and Symphony No. 5 1/2.
- Other 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: Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Perfomer: NBC Symphony Orchestra
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 65-36-11 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- Chicago: “The Music of Don Gillis II; Main Street Saturday Night and more,” 1965-11-22, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 19, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-jm23gp7n.
- MLA: “The Music of Don Gillis II; Main Street Saturday Night and more.” 1965-11-22. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 19, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-jm23gp7n>.
- APA: The Music of Don Gillis II; Main Street Saturday Night and more. 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-jm23gp7n