• Roy Harris
  • Symphony No. 3 (1938)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
  • 3332/4332/2timp.perc.vib.xyl/str
  • 18 min
    • 28th January 2022, Bradley Symphony Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America
    • 29th January 2022, Bradley Symphony Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America
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Programme Note

Composer Note:

Section I: Tragic — bow string sonorities.

Section II: Lyric — strings, horns, and woodwinds.

Section III: Pastoral — emphasizing woodwind color.

Section IV: Fugue — dramatic.
A. Brass — percussion predominating.
B. Canonic development of Section II material constituting background for further development of Fugue.
C. Brass Climax. Rhythmic motif derived from Fugue subject.

Section V: Dramatic — Tragic.
Restatement of Violin Theme Section I. Tutti strings in canon with tutti wood winds. Brass and percussion develop rhythmic motif from climax of Section IV.

Materials:

1. Melodic Contours — Diatonic — Polytonal.
2. Harmonic Textures — Consonance — Polytonal.

— Roy Harris

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