"Three Places in New England." I. The 'St. Gaudens' in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment); II. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut; III. from the Housatonic at Stockbridge. Robert Underwood Johnson. An Orchestral Set. [Full score]
Boston: C. C. Birchard & Company, 1935.
Folio. Original black cloth-backed publisher's stiff light gray printed wrappers 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto blank, verso orchestration), 87 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn, browned, and foxed. Minor internal wear, browning, and creasing; verso of title reinforced with tape with resulting tightening to front free endpaper and title at gutter.
First Edition. Scarce. OCLC 2995662. De Lerma, Dominique-Rene: Charles Edward Ives, 1874-1954: A Bibliography of His Music, T54(1), p. 136. Sinclair p. 40.
"The first of Ives’s major works to appear in performance and publication, such as Orchestral Set no. 1: Three Places in New England, the Concord Sonata, and movements of the Symphony no. 4 and A Symphony: New England Holidays, were highly complex, incorporated diverse musical styles, and made frequent use of musical borrowing. ... [His] music is marked by an integration of American and European musical traditions, innovations in rhythm, harmony, and form, and an unparalleled ability to evoke the sounds and feelings of American life. He is regarded as the leading American composer of art music of the early 20th century.
Orchestral Set No. 1: Three Places in New England was first performed in New York on January 10, 1931 in the revised version for small orchestra by Nicolas Slonimsky. "These programmatic pieces and songs mix tonality with atonality, traditional with experimental procedures, direct quotation with paraphrases and original melodies. Having developed an impressive range of tools, Ives used them all in his mature works, choosing whatever was appropriate to fit the image, event or feeling he was attempting to convey." J. Peter Burkholder, James B. Sinclair and Gayle Sherwood Magee in Grove Music Online.
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