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Publisher: AMP

Symphony No. 3 (1938)
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
18 Minutes
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Programme Note
Roy Harris Symphony No. 3 (1938)
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.

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

-- Roy Harris

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