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Pulitzer Prize-winning choral
and orchestral music -
heard by
KAREN HAID

'... an important and largely successful undertaking.'

The Pulitzer Project. Pulitzer Prize-winning works by Schuman, Sowerby and Copland. © 2011 Cedille Records

This disc is dedicated to three early Pulitzer Prize-winning works: William Schuman's A Free Song, 1943 prize; Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, 1945 prize; and Leo Sowerby's The Canticle of the Sun, 1946 prize. Under the baton of Carlos Kalmar in collaboration with chorus director Christopher Bell, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus have certainly pursued a worthy endeavor particularly with regard to the Schuman and Sowerby, presenting the World Premiere Recording of these works.

Although the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917, the music category honoring works by American composers was only added in 1943. To be eligible the piece must have received its first performance or recording in the United States in the award year. Schuman won that first year with his A Free Song for chorus and orchestra...

Copyright © 23 August 2011 Karen Haid,
Las Vegas, USA

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CD INFORMATION: THE PULITZER PROJECT

WILLIAM SCHUMAN

AARON COPLAND

LEO SOWERBY

WALT WHITMAN

WORLD WAR II

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CHORAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

APPALACHIAN SPRING

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