• Charles Ives
  • Concord Symphony

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)

orchestration by Henry Brant

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  • 50 min

Programme Note

Arranger's note:

In choosing the Concord Sonata for orchestral treatment I felt, above all, that here Ives had achieved his most complete and comprehensive expression, and that of all his works, this was the one with the most immediate appeal. Henry Cowell agreed, and encouraged me to go ahead with the project... My task throughout was illuminated by Ives's own "Essays Before a Sonata" and his collected "Memos," and in some cases Ives's words helped me decipher what at first seemed baffling in his printed music... As the present millennium departs, I invite you all to welcome one of our century's musical monuments, in its new orchestral environment.

— Henry Brant


A Concord Symphony: III. The Alcotts



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