Folio (310 x 232 mm). Notated in pencil on 16-stave paper on one side of a bifolium. Undated, but ca. 1981.
Signed in full in blue ink.
Together with a typed letter signed from the composer to the prominent American choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum regarding both the present work and the composer's "Seasons Such as These," commenting on their significance, and hoping for more performances.
Summersong (1981) for 23 wind instruments, was commissioned and premiered by the Sylvan Winds, conducted by Arthur Weisberg.
“Noted for his lyrical and harmonically adventurous music, David Chaitkin has composed symphonic as well as a variety of chamber and vocal works. His music has been performed by such ensembles as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the DaCapo Chamber Players and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. He has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which described his music as “subtle, powerful works of a knowing musical intelligence,” and “effortlessly original. A lyrical metamorphosis of timbre, rhythm and shape engage the ear … his music is both intense and sensitive.” Website of David Chaitkin. Chaitkin's teachers included Dallapiccola, Shifrin, and Imbrie.
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