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Symphony III (Welcher)

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Dan Welcher

Dan Welcher

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 19:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $50.95


1. Laboring Songs – 10:26
2. Circular Marches – 9:00


See instrumentation for the individual movements.


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For his 1997 composition Symphony No. 3, composer Dan Welcher has drawn on the lore of the Shakers, an extinct religious sect that flourished in America from the 18th to the early 20th century. Formally called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, the Shakers stemmed from a radical branch of English Quakers, who performed ritual practices of shaking, shouting, dancing, whirling, and singing in tongues. The Shaker doctrine espoused a lifestyle devoted to productive labor and perfection, and its influence is still felt today in American folk art, music and architecture.

- Program Note by Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

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