Oblong folio. In original Archives "18 Stave Orchestral Score Book SB18S64" spiral-bound wrappers. 61 pp. Notated in pencil on 18-stave paper. With titling, "Danielpour," and titles of 6 movements in pencil in the composer's autograph to upper wrapper with "In the .... of Jim Crow times lives the body of Josh Gibson" to verso.
In short score. With occasional autograph annotations and markings in red and green pencil.
Wrappers very slightly worn; minor creasing to corners.
Co-commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in celebration of the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2006.
"Joshua Gibson (1911-1947) was an American Negro league baseball catcher. Baseball historians consider Gibson to be among the very best power hitters and catchers in the history of any league, including Major League Baseball (MLB). In 1972, he became the second Negro league player to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame." Wikipedia
Grammy-Award winning Richard Danielpour "is an outstanding composer for any time, one who knows how to communicate deep, important emotions through simple, direct means that nevertheless do not compromise." New York Daily News. A distinctive American voice, his music is of large and romantic gestures, brilliantly orchestrated, intensely expressive, and rhythmically vibrant." Website of Phytheas Music
"Richard Danielpour … has become one of the most sought-after composers of his generation - a composer whose distinctive American voice is part of a rich neo-Romantic heritage with influences from pivotal composers like Britten, Copland, Bernstein, and Barber. His works are solidly rooted in the soil of tradition, yet [sing] with an optimistic voice for today … [They] speak to the heart as well as the mind." Schirmer website
"Like many American composers of his generation, Danielpour has largely divorced himself from serial techniques, which were important to early works such as the First String Quartet (1983). With First Light (1988), he found a new, distinctly American voice. He is best known for his orchestral and chamber music, including vocal works in both genres. Although he is often described as a neo-romantic, his musical language is broadly based and widely varied... In his vocal works, which display pristine idiomatic writing, he has collaborated increasingly with living poets. Many of his instrumental works are given evocative titles that refer to extra-musical sources." Laurie Shulman in Grove Music Online.
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