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Selections from "Garland Songs"

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William Penn (orch. Smedley)

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General Info

Year: 1991
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown

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1. Moggin’ Along – 8:50
2. Then It’s Spring (Part 1)
3. Spring Rains and Out of the Mayweed
4. Then It’s Spring (Part II)
5. A Cornfield in July and the River


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Program Notes

William Penn’s A Cornfield in July and The River for Medium Voice and Twenty Five Performers, orchestrated in 1991 from the final song of his piano and voice cycle Garland Songs, represents a creative association of music and text. The author of the text, Hamlin Garland, was a Midwestern realist whose works are from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Inspired by this union of music and text, the author of this paper orchestrated the remaining Garland Songs, employing the same spirit of text and music alliance.

- Program Note by Eric Smedley

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  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor; Zachary Coates, baritone) – 18 October 2016

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