New England Triptych

William Schuman

New England Triptych

About this work...

Based on hymn tunes by early American composer William Billings (1746-1800), William Schuman's New England Triptych (1956) is less a variation on its source material than a colorful impression of Billings' hardy musical spirit. The first of these three orchestral tone poems, "Be Glad Then, America," is marked by spirit...

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