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Roy Harris

Publisher: AMP

When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Overture (1935)
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
1935
Duration
8 Minutes
Programme Note
Roy Harris When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Overture (1935)
The familiar Civil War tune is here transformed and expanded in an endlessly inventive symphonic essay that tosses the famous melody around the orchestra with joyful aplomb. Harris's Overture was first performed by Eugene Ormandy conducting the Minneapolis Symphony in 1935. From the giddy, strangely foreboding highs of its opening to the more melancholy interpretations by horns and double reeds, Harris incorporates the familiar melody into music that explores a variety of moods and orchestral textures.


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