Ralph Shapey

Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Quick Overview

Of his own works the composer writes:

?My credo: 1. The music must speak for itself, 2. Great art is a miracle, 3. That which the mind of man (Humankind) can conceive will be done. I hate long, involved explanations, which in the end become excuses for the music. I guess my motto is ?play it again, Sam.? That is the only explanation that means anything.?

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation
Composition Date 1967
Duration 00:25:00
Orchestration Solo Vcl.; 2 2 2 2 - 1 1 1 0; 2Perc. Vln. Vla. Cb.
Premiere April 19, 1968. Joel Krosnick, cello, Contemporary Chamber Players, Ralph Shapey, conductor; Mandel Hall, Chicago, IL