American Classics - Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune, etc

Album Summary

>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony no 2
>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony no 3
>Thomson, Virgil : Pilgrims and Pioneers, for orchestra (arrangement of the film score "Journey to America")
>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony no 1")
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The four works included on this disc are among Virgil Thomson's most immediately attrative scores. The 'Symphony on a Hymn Tune' dating from 1928 takes a somewhat humorous view of his favourite hymns. The Second Symphony came three years later, with a gap of forty years before the vivacious Third Symphony. From his film music adventures comes a picture of early American settlers, 'Pilgrims and Pioneers'.



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Works Details

>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony no 2
  • Conductor: James Sedares
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (11/23/1998-11/25/1998)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931

>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony no 3
  • Conductor: James Sedares
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (11/23/1998-11/25/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1972

>Thomson, Virgil : Pilgrims and Pioneers, for orchestra (arrangement of the film score "Journey to America")
  • Conductor: James Sedares
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (11/23/1998-11/25/1998)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Thomson, Virgil : Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony no 1")
  • Conductor: James Sedares
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (11/23/1998-11/25/1998)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1926-1928