The Music of Don Gillis II; Second Movement from Symphony No. II and more
You're listening to music by Don give us and this is done give us already feeling a bit alone because this present series is almost over. Pretty soon I will be able to buy any of my music for you know and even be able to tell you that this program is being brought to. The national educational radio network. With only three more shows left to do including this one. One combines a feeling of relief that the work part is finished and in histology regret that it's almost over with. But maybe I can be back next year with still another group of give us type programs. I know I could if we got in about a million cards or letters requesting the show a million that's a lot of cards and letters friends and my mother can't write them all you know. You'll have to help out by writing at least two apiece. But one thing please mail them after you finish them won't you. But enough of this asking for solicited testimonials. Let's get on with the show. On this broadcast we're going to hear five different movements from four different symphonies and we'll begin with the second movement for my Symphony Number Six subtitled mid-century USA. It's music with a lot of energy and drive and I hope you like it.
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With. Oil in down I has just played the second movement from my Symphony Number Six with the honors orchestra of Interlochen as the opening number on music by Don Gill was where on this program we are bringing you five different movement from four of my symphonies. Our next item is the third movement from my Symphony Number 8. My dance symphony and its title is waltz of sorts. Nothing.
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symphony subtitled waltz of sorts has just been heard into the composer's baton as we continue this excursion into symphonic sound. Give us next to hear the third movement from one of my more successful symphonies which even in these days of unconventional symphonies is still according to my conductor friends a bit too far out to program. Not that the music is dissonant or strident or tonal or anything like that. What they say is that when folks come to hear a symphony concert they want to hear something pretty solemn and they add bobby socks from the or a Star-Spangled symphony is certainly anything but. Lucky for me that I pick the programs here right because one solemn are not we'll included as our next five minutes worth. And if it sounds familiar to you it's because I used parts of it in the sketch we did recently about airport type music which is always being interrupted by announcements so I thought you ought to hear it without any interruption at all and absolutely no announcement except the one I'm making right now which goes you are about
to hear the third movement from my Star-Spangled symphony. Bobby sucks. And the.
Earth. The music was bobby socks a sort of skirt so with the beat from my Star-Spangled symphony
a few moments ago we heard a movement for my dance symphony titled waltz of sorts. There's still another waltz of sorts for my first symphony for a band called Uncle waltz waltz. Oh.
Uncle waltz waltz the music which you have just heard during the previous three minutes and 25
seconds. That's from my first symphony for a band. We've been listening to some movements from four of my symphonies and we'll conclude this session with a final movement of my Sixth Symphony. This music was once called by one of my choreographer Franz under-privileged value music in that it has never been danced to. And because it is a sort of a terpsichorean toe tapper will let you take it out of the category of being and dance to and dance at yourself while the music plays. There's a short introduction which sounds pretty solemn giving you just enough time to get into your ballet slippers. Here it is now the finale from my Symphony Number Six. Will this performance of the finale for my Symphony Number Six played by the honors orchestra of
Interlochen conducted by Henri and Dolly. We have come to the end of another programme of music by Don give us where on this broadcast we have brought you five different movements from four different symphonies all homemade with my own private recipe. Earlier we heard Uncle waltz waltz for my first symphony for a band obvious socks from the Star-Spangled symphony waltz of sorts from the dance Symphony and the second movement from the Symphony Number Six subtitled mid-century USA Next week on the next to last session in this series we're going to hear a variety of scores again. But if you want to know the truth I'm not too sure myself exactly what I'm going to play. So I think I'll join you in being surprised when I tune into my local station and hear myself announce whatever it is I'll be announcing next week. Gee I wonder what it will be. Don't forget that we need about a million cards and letters for the series to be back on the air again next year. Just send them to the station to which you are now listening and they'll send them on to network
headquarters. And won't they be surprised to get a million cards and letters. Come to think of how be a little bit surprised myself. Just say anything you want in 25 words or less. But do mention that you would like this series on again next season. That is if you really do music by DON'T GIVE US is brought to you each week for the national educational radio network and this is done give us saying thanks for that. This is the national educational radio network.
- 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 Gillis compositions: Second Movement from Symphony No. II; To an Unknown Soldier; First Movement from Symphony No. VI; Second Movement from Symphony No. VI
- 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
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 65-36-24 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- MLA: “The Music of Don Gillis II; Second Movement from Symphony No. II and more.” 1966-02-21. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 24, 2024. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-w6697f02>.
- APA: The Music of Don Gillis II; Second Movement from Symphony No. II 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-w6697f02