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Declaration Suite

Study Score

INSTRUMENT GROUP: Orchestra
COMPOSER: Morton Gould
PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
PRODUCT TYPE: Studyscore
Declaration Suite consists of the orchestral movements from 'Declaration - a symphonic narrative' for Orchestra, two solo speakers, and speaking chorus. In its original form, the work includes a setting oftheDeclaration of Independence. The composition was comissioned by Station WRC and WRC-TV of
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Subtitle Study Score
Instrument Group Orchestra
Composer Morton Gould
Publisher G. Schirmer
Instrumentation Orchestra
Product Type Studyscore
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 1986
Genre Classical
Style Contemporary
UPC 073999267051
Style Period Post 1901
Series Study Score
No. Pages 126
No. HL50456760
Description

Declaration Suite consists of the orchestral movements from 'Declaration - a symphonic narrative' for Orchestra, two solo speakers, and speaking chorus. In its original form, the work includes a setting oftheDeclaration of Independence.

The composition was comissioned by Station WRC and WRC-TV of the National Broadcasting Company, Washington D. C. for the National Symphony Orchestra of that city, and was composed duringthesummer and fall of 1956. The National Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Howard Mitchell conducting, gave the first complete performances at the Inaugural Concert in Constitution Hall, Washington D. C., January 20, 1957 and duringtheOrchestra's regular subscription series the week following.

Declaration Suite was first performed by the Symphony of the Air under Dr. Mitchell, in Carnegie Hall, New York, February 14 1957, as part oftheannual WNYC American Music Festival.
The movements are:I. Liberty Bell (Passacaglia)
II. Midnight Ride (Scherzo)
III. Concord Bridge (Memorial)
IV. Summer '76 (Serenade)
V. Celebration (Chorale and Fugue)

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