'AMERICAN' op.215 (October 1975)

Music for an animated cinema advertising film directed by Richard Williams. CELNE AWARD, NEW YORK 1977
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Geers Gross for Embassy American
Instrumentation:

picc  2 fl

2 cl

4 hn

3 trpt

3 trb

tuba

4pc sd, timp, stand cym, glock

 vn 1  8

vn2  6

4 celli

2 cb


[Key to Abbreviations]
First Performance: October 1975 CTS Studios

Notes

A commission to create a composite contrapuntal intertwining of the national tunes of England and the USA on a big scale. It mingles the tunes.The star-spanled banner,  Hearts of oak, John Brown's body, Rule Brittania, Dixie, D'you ken John Peel and Yankee Doodle Dandy in a one-minute piece for 40-piece orchestra - The Royal Philharmonic!

 

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'Tintack the cobbler' and Dick Williams, Helen Watts and 'Three Sussex Songs' (1973)

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