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Joseph Schwantner and His Music

Copyright Date:
1985

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Schwantner, Joseph

Extent:
6 videoreels of 6 (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
6 videoreels of 6 (Betacam SP) (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:06 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (28:06 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (28:06 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes 6 reels of original footage of 1" tape and Betacam SP preservation dubs of this. A 3/4" tape of the completed program has been copied to create a Betacam SP preservation master and VHS screening copy.

Documentary containing interview footage with the composer and narrated overview of his life and music. The piece focuses on the making of his composition New Morning for the World, which accompanies the words of Martin Luther King. Includes performances of his music recorded for this program.

Schwantner compositions are performed for the piece. They are:
"New Morning for the World," with Willie Stargell narrating the words of Martin Luther King,Jr., music performed by the Eastman Philharmonia (David Efron, conductor)
"Dreamcaller"
"Sparrows," performed by Collage



Director:
Atwood, David (Studio Director)

Producers:
Nesson, Bob (Producer)
Olenick, Bernice "Bunny" (Executive Producer)

Coproducers:
WEDH, Hartford
WGBH Boston

Editors:
Barzyk, Bob
Manny, Laurie

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Meet the Composer (Incorporated)
New England Foundation for the Arts

Performers:
Willie Stargell (narrator)
Eastman Philharmonia
Efron, David (conductor)
Collage


Subjects:
Music
Composers


Genres:
Music
Documentaries and factual Works
Interviews





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