School of Music Program Book 1949-1950 Page: 39
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(b) An American Rhapsody ___
This Rhapsody is based on three themes-"Carry Me Back to Old Viginny," "Dixie
Land," and an original tune by the composer. The last mentioned, with its plaintive
atmosphere is the opening subject of the work, and later on, plays an important part in
the finale. It was inspired by an imaginary picture of an old cotton picker singing a
negro spiritual during his labors on the plantation. It leads into the famous song "Dixie
Land," which after some lively developments, subsides and merges into the appealing
strains of "Carry Me Back to Old Viginny." This grand old folk song, in conjunction
with the opening theme, is the foundation of the choral ending to the work. The two
tunes, which are developed to a climax, combine to bring the Rhapsody to a grandiose
Assisted by the North Texas State Chapel Choir
Frank McKinley, Director
Joyous Interlude __. __ __. _ --............................. --..... . D ai-K eong Lee
Dai-Keong Lee, the young Hawaiian-American composer was graduated from the
University of Hawaii and later studied in New York under Roger Sessions and Aaron
Copeland. His works have been widely performed by the leading American orchestras
and he has achieved recognition as one of the most talented of the younger generation
of composers. Following three years of service with the 5th Air Force, Lee received a
Guggenheim scholarship in composition. "Joyous Interlude" is an original composition
Prayer and Dream Pantomine -....... . . ..-........ E. Humperdinck
from "Hansel and Gretel"
Possibly no other opera brought more fame to a composer than "Hansel and
Gretel" to Engelbert Humperdinck. It appeals, like no other opera, to all ages; the
music is highly melodious, with the rich harmonic intensity, and use of leit-motif. The
Prayer and Dream Pantomine is the memorable picture of the two children, who, lost
in the woods, kneel down at night-fall, say their prayers and fall asleep. Suddenly through
the mists breaks a light-a staircase is seen down which angels come to protect the
Au Clair de la Lune, Clarinet Solo - - P. JeanJean
Mary Jane Sullivan, Clarinetist
Symphony No. 1, in G Minor . _ ... ................ Kalinnikov
Transcribed by Vernon Malone
To have written a Symphony permeated with the joy of living when dying of
tuberculosis is one of music's, or life's, paradoxes. Kalinnikov's first symphony, a spirited
work, shows unmistakably a certain nationalism in style-music like that of his Russian
In the spring of 1937, Vernon Malone completed the transcription for band of the
first movement of this four-movement orchestra work. It is played now in manuscript
form. This first movement begins with a bold, almost barbarous theme which is soon
succeeded by a second, more tender theme. Both are developed at length until, in the
recapitulation, the subjects return in their original form but with different instrumental
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