Autograph letter signed in full, addressed "Dear Karl" (possibly the publisher Carl Engel of Schirmer music publishers), with additions in the hand of violinist Bernard Goodman. Roy HARRIS.

Autograph letter signed in full, addressed "Dear Karl" (possibly the publisher Carl Engel of Schirmer music publishers), with additions in the hand of violinist Bernard Goodman

2 pp. Large octavo. In lead pencil with two notes in red pencil to verso. On letterhead of the Urbana-Lincoln Hotel in Urbana, Illinois.

Relative to the composer's orchestral work "Ode to Consonance."

"Bernard Goodman have [!has] just gone over the 'Ode to Consonance' carefully for 'putting the cream on'... We heard the work last night and it was a fine sound & good success." Goodman will make corrections in red pencil and send the score to Harris's correspondent tomorrow with dynamic and tempi changes. "I think perhaps you have some good merchanize [!merchandise] here!"

Creased at folds; staple holes to upper left margin.

An American composer, "[Harris] was one of the most important figures in the establishment of an American symphonic music. His works reflect a broad historical and international frame of reference while also conveying a strongly nationalist stance through the influence of Anglo-American folk tunes and other materials relating to the American ethos." Dan Stehman and Beth E. Levy in Grove Music Online. Item #29572

Price: $145.00  other currencies

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