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Harry Somers and His Music

Copyright Date:
1985

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Somers, Harry

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (28:47 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (28:47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (28:47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (60 min.) : sd., col ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes a 3/4" copy of the completed work and a Betacam SP preservation master and VHS screening copy made from this. A 1" videoreel labeled "Robinson/Somers" has been reformatted to Betacam SP. Presumably this contains original footage used for both this work and "Walter Robinson and His Music."

Documentary containing interview footage with the Canadian composer and narrated overview of his life and music, focusing on his interest in the native peoples of Canada. Includes performances of his music recorded for this program.

Somers compositions are performed for the piece. They include:
"Kuyas," with Roxolana Roslak as soprano, Julie Ranti on flute, and Allen Beard on percussion
"Shaman Song," with Roxolana Roslak as soprano and Casey Sokol on piano



Directors:
Barzyk, Fred (Director on Location, WGBH)
Coulson, John (Director in Studio, CBC)

Producers:
Olenick, Bernice "Bunny" (WGBH)
de Hueck, Paul (CBC)

Coproducers:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Editor:
Digregorio, Dino (CBC)

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Meet the Composer

Performers:
Roslak, Roxolana (Soprano)
Ranti, Julie (Flute)
Beard, Allen (Percussion)
Sokol, Casey (Piano)

Subjects:
Composers
Music
Opera



Genres:
Interviews
Documentaries and factual Works
Music

See Also:
Walter Robinson and His Music





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