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You're listening to music by Don give us. This is it friends the very last time this season and the whole finale itself. That I was speaking to this might say you were listening to music by Daniel was. Never a show you would hear me say again this year that it comes to you from the campus of Southern Methodist University Division of Music School of the arts there of in the city of Dallas state of Texas. And more's the pity. I will have to stop talking about the national educational radio network and the very high class group of affiliated stations which is high class lady. Let me each with. Four. Unfortunately. It is over. This is show number 26 and in radio for some reason or other things are in cycles of 13. So until next year which will simply have to get along without each other. The best we can. Meanwhile we still have this week's program to do and so let's do it ride and brave unaffected by the brinksmanship of silence that portends following this
30 minutes. We'll simply have to enjoy it no matter how discouraging it is to have to part from you after this program. Now we're going to enjoy some music I've selected for no particular reason it just seemed like the right tunes to play for a final show. So again we're going to hear ranch house party from Portrait of a frontier town. The music was ranch house party one of the movements of ports of a frontier town.
Next a composition I happen to like personally very much and one I've always had great hopes for in they being a big department. And of course naturally making me disgustingly wealthy but it didn't make it. I still like it though and his name is tango lullaby. You're listening to the very final and absolutely last edition of music by Don give us this
year. And we're all trying to keep a stiff upper lip about the whole thing by bringing you cheerful music. Take this next music gets title is animation 10 minutes and it was written because it's composer me thought that since all concerts do have 10 minute intermissions he oughta write some music about that part of a concert which has absolutely no music in it at all. I thought it might be interesting to you if we sort of tore the piece apart before hearing it completely. And we'll be again by hearing the very opening bars of the music which represent that part of a concert. The first part of a concert which ends right before intermission generally with a very classical sound like this. Once they quote classical part unquote gets finished thus ending the
first half of the concert the rustle of programs is heard as the audience gets ready to intermission. We're expecting intermission 10 minutes here friends and the third part is the inevitable parade to the lobby. I provided a bit of appropriate martial music in intermission 10 minutes to move the people from their seats to the lobby and the bully's possible time. Once out of the auditorium people begin what I call the dance of the self-appointed critics. They begin to circulate around the lobby in a counterclockwise action shrieking comments
about the conductor and or so lost to all who will listen to them. No harm is intended Mind you it's a sort of a cleansing sacrament. People just can't help doing in public at least at intermission time while being self-appointed critics. Let's hear a little of that theme now. We're listening to materials from mission 10 minutes as a sort of a preview of hearing the whole work. We heard a section of the dance from the self-appointed critics just now. And when that is finished in the multitude of people gathered at the intermission we turn now to the appropriate seat in the auditorium chattering naturally and still marching along together like this. For the second half of our mythical concert is about to
begin. And naturally the entry of our man in musical orbit our lines and space hero the conductor deserves something triumphal like this. Whole human. The auditorium settles down to hearing a new work probably. Well Chester coverture one of the contemporary crowd to write all that modern music. Anyway when you hear this you will know that the second half of the concert is beginning because well everybody knows that they always put new music on the second half of the program. There's a surprise ending of course to the whole thing naturally more or less sums up what goes on
in this music. Now it seems to me that due to my helpfulness almost as fully informed on this subject as anybody is to listen to it together one two three let's listen to intermission 10 minutes and give us. Need.
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I and. I am. I am. I am. I am. I am. The music was intermission 10 minutes music written for that portion of a concert where
normally there is no music at all a score written by our friendly host and commentator Dan Gillis whose last program of the series you are now hearing at this very instant next to music in a patriotic mood. The setting of words taken from our Declaration of Independence and the preamble to our Constitution combined with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag its title ceremony of Allegiance. We the People of the
justice. Insure domestic Tranquility provide for the. General Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to this constitution. Of the United States of America. We hold these truths to be self-evident that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and among the liberty and the pursuit of. The firm support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other. And our sacred Honor. Major allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic.
One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. That was screwed up Chris Christie the tox. The to have. The ceremony of Allegiance played for us by a colonel and Saniel army and the United States Army Band with Captain role as narrator music now by the choir of Southern Methodist University conducted by Dr. Lloyd Fouche. The prayer and for peace.
It. Uh. Will this performance of the prayer and him for peace by the Southern Methodist
University Choir conducted by Dr. Lloyd fats we've come to the end of another edition of music by Don give us and I reluctantly add the very last program in this year's series. And with this last program comes a time when expressions of gratitude are uttered and not wanting to be untidy. Let me so do therefore I thank the very many people who have performed and recorded music especially for us on this series. And students of Interlochen Arts Academy and the National Music Camp for instance the members of the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra under the baton of their commanding officer Colonel Arnold Gabriel Dr. James Kristian full of the Reston Music Center in Reston Virginia is also to be thanked along with Colonel Samuel Arlo Botha and the United States Army Band in port my average in Europe. Dr. Lloyd SMU with his fine chorus also the American Federation of Musicians the American Federation of radio and television artists the National
Broadcasting Company and well let's see who else. Oh yes Robert Underwood of the national educational radio network is highly appreciated since it is he who says whether or not this program ever gets on the air in the first place. And of course your local station complete with announcers with Golden Voices and engineers with transistorized eardrums. They should all be thanked in the spirit of Thanksgiving unparalleled since the Pilgrim Fathers carved their first turkey back in 16 something or other. I also have to thank my publisher for letting me quote from my book the unfinished symphony conductor and I would mention at this point that copies may be obtained at your favorite bookstore except that this is a noncommercial station and such remarks are precluded from being said ever. All of which winds up my list of people to be grateful at. You folks all thought I did this program single handed didn't you. Well no such thing for even though I did write the script announced it was the engineer tape editor
composer a part time conductor and producer. It was as you have just heard. Not a one man show at all. You two are to be thanked you find listeners for being on hand each week so that we could play for you and talk at you and I hope we can all be together again next year. Let me say this one thing for sharing music for Don give us did come to you from the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas. The School of Arts division of music of which I am chairman and it was indeed brought to you each week with great programming judgment bassy national educational radio network. And until next year or some time friends this is done give us a blast and best and so long.
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The music of Don Gillis III
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Southern Methodist University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program focuses on the composer's favorites.
Series Description
This series spotlights the works of American composer Don Gillis and is hosted by the man himself.
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Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Producer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Producing Organization: Southern Methodist University
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-39-26 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:25
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