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In Celebration

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's In Celebration. "In Celebration" was composed during the first part of 1975. The composition tends to capture the spirit and structure of Mark Strand's poem and to give it a coherent sense musically. The poem has a two-part structure separated by the reappearance of the verse "You sit in a chair.” The two parts of the poem can be distinguished from each other by the different degrees of passivity attributed to the "You,” the person to whom the poem is addressed.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Dodge, Charles
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #7428-B, funeral of Duke Ellington, Part II

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast May 2, 1975. The program contains Part II of the funeral of Duke Ellington, on May 27, 1974, as broadcast on radio, possibly by station WRVR.
Date: May 2, 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #7429-B, funeral of Duke Ellington, Part III

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast May 3, 1975. The program contains Part III of the funeral of Duke Ellington, on May 27, 1974, as broadcast on radio, possibly by station WRVR.
Date: May 3, 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover's eulogy for Duke Ellington

Description: Recording of a eulogy for Duke Ellington by Willis Conover, likely incorporated into one of the memorial programs following Ellington's death. It may have been included in Music USA #7427-B, broadcast May 1, 1975.
Date: 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Empty Mirror

Description: Recording of Neil B. Rolnick's Empty Mirror. This piece uses as sound sources the music of peoples distinctly apart from the tradition of Western Classical music. The composer makes use of the complex interplay of harmonic and rhythmic motion and tries to shape the sounds from diverse and trans-cultural nature of the original material.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Rolnick, Neil B.
Partner: UNT Music Library

Whisper Study (for two electroacoustic sound tracks)

Description: Recording of Hildegard Westerkamp's Whisper Study (for two electroacoustic sound tracks). Whisper Study is based on the sentence "When there is no sound, hearing is most alert" (a quote from the Indian mystic Kirpal Singh. Except for the distant horns, all sounds were derived from the composer's voice, whispering the above sentence and the word "silence." Whisper Study started out as an exercise in exploring basic tape techniques in the analog studio of the 70s and using the whispered voice as sound material. Eventually, it became a piece about silence, aural perception and acoustic imagination. Whisper Study explores the place or moment where sound ends and its image begins. The poem "When There is No Sound" by Norbert Ruebstaat was written in direct response to the original version of Whisper Study. The poem in this version is spoken by the composer inside a soundscape of icicles and footsteps in snow, which originally was created for her radio series Soundwalking on Vancouver Co-operative Radio in 1978/79. Eventually this section was mixed with the last part of the original version of Whisper Study.
Date: 1975/1979
Creator: Westerkamp, Hildegard
Partner: UNT Music Library

Decisions and Current Legislature

Description: Sound recording of Truman Eustis III giving a Court related speech titled "Decisions and Current Legislature" at the 10th Annual Oral History Colloquium at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C..
Date: October 26, 1975
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections