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William Schuman: Symphony No. 10; New England Triptych ()

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composed by William Schuman

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  1. American Festival Overture, for orchestra
  2. New England Triptych, 3 pieces for orchestra or band
  3. Variations on "America," arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
  4. Symphony No. 10 -- American Muse
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When it comes to American music, it doesn't get much more American than this recording of four works by William Schuman with Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. It starts with Schuman's cheerful American Festival Overture, continues with his almost-but-not-quite variations on hymn tunes by William Billings (New England Triptych), continues with his almost-but-not-quite sober orchestration of Ives' Variations on "America," and ends with his last, and by all means best, of his symphonies, the Tenth, ...