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You are listening to music by Don Gillis. Hi this is done. It was speaking to you from the campus of Southern Methodist University here in Dallas Texas where I am now being chairman of the music department along with composing music writing scripts and saying things like this to you on the radio. Welcome. One should always say welcome first of all so welcome to another edition of music by dun give us Ratu each week for the national educational radio network and their affiliated stations. A program on which as you might gather was such a self-centered title as music by Don give us on which the music is mine. I write the words I say I produce it and sometimes conduct on it most of the time I even take it to the post office and mail it on into the educational radio
network. For this the second program of this year's broadcast we're going to hear music recorded exclusively for this series by the United States Army Band under the baton of Colonel Samuel R.. On the boat a colonel a boat a very generously responded to my cry for help for a new tape for this new series. And so we have here some quite recently done recordings of some of my scores which pleases me most mightily. All together we'll be listening to some 23 minutes of music on this 29 minute and 30 second program which means that unless I stop talking right now on an ounce of music we will have time for all 23 minutes of it. So announce I will and the first thing I'll announce is the opening number on the program which is and I quote the Cracker Barrel March played for our best audience of intellectual achievers. But the United States Army Band under the baton of Colonel Samuel aren't about it. I am.
I am.
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I am. The Cracker Barrel March was the opening number on this concert and I am here to tell you about the music being played for us this week. Colonel Samuel and the United States Army Band for instance this next composition. Paul Bunyan and Overture legend was originally written for orchestra and one fine day of looking at the score. I
decided that it would make a fine composition for a band. So I did the scoring and the result is this music you're about to hear in six minutes and 40 seconds of wonderful sounds created by the United States Army Band under the baton of its commanding officer Colonel Samuel Paul Bunyan and a legend on music by Don Gillis. Was. God.
Was. A HUGE. Chunk through. Us to extend her. Paul Bunyan overture and music with a title indicating a program provided it is a definite program and the program from the country it is called ceremony from the Constitution the
Declaration of Independence and the flag with Captain Allen. Thank you. We the People of the United States. In order to. Establish your domestic.
Agenda and secure the blessings of this Constitution of the United States of America. With a firm reliance on the protection of Providence. For the flag of the republic.
Call the short short something.
I am. I am. OK.
It's involved in the performance of the United States captain.
Seven years ago. We have come to that.
It is all together and that we should. But in a larger sense we cannot consecrate we cannot. This. Struggle have consecrated the. World no longer remember what we say. But it can never forget. It is for a living be dedicated here to the finish. They know. It is rather.
From. Here I am.
Abe Lincoln Gettysburg 1863 narrated for us in this United States Army band performance conducted by Colonel Samuel on a boat by captain Allan Croll will conclude this second edition of The Music of Don give us with a margin just for the fun of it I think we'll call it they January February March 8th. Thanks. Thanks.
Think think think think think think. Think. I am. I am. I am. I am. I am. I am.
I am. I am. I am. I out. Of. The bank. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks to.
You January February March played by the United States Army Band by Colonel SIMON LAUDER Botho brings our program to a rousing conclusion I'd say you know watching to me 30 minutes ago to be a lot of time to fill now seems to be a race against the clock to even finish the program on time. In the brief few seconds that are left however I'd like to thank Colonel abode and the men of the United States Army Band for providing me with such marvelous performances of my music and to say that in the weeks ahead we will hear more music by this outstanding organization. Next week we're going to be back again so have the good judgment to be on hand to hear Main Street Saturday night from my porch at frontier town the blues from my woodwind quintet number two and the symphonic sketches called Amarillo two weeks from now we'll hear the raven with Nelson Armstead narrating and a rhapsody for harp and orchestra with that would be to us all lost in the meantime let's really work up a big audience for the show by having each of you tell ten people to tell ten other people
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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 features composer Don Gillis highlighting some of his favorite pieces from his oeuvre.
Other Description
This series spotlights the works of American composer Don Gillis and is hosted by the man himself.
Media type
Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Producer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Producing Organization: Southern Methodist University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-39-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:50
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