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William Schuman: Symphony No.8; Night Journey

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>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)

Album Summary

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
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Notes & Reviews:

Naxos' acclaimed series of William Schuman's symphonies concludes with his powerful and at times playful 'Eighth Symphony', in which the great American composer takes full advantage of the diverse instrumental colors available from a very large orchestra, including two harps, piano, and batteries of brass, wind and percussion instruments. The introspective 'Night Journey' is based on Schuman's score for Martha Graham's ballet about Jocasta's tragic destiny as both mother and wife of Oedipus, while his arrangement of Ives's popular 'Variations on America', again rich in percussion, combines reverence and exuberance.



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Works Details

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1962

>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 25 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963