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Program Notes

American Triptych


James Curnow, composer

This piece was commissioned by the Eastern Hills League Band Directors Association for that group’s Honors Band, which the composer conducted in December of 1983. As part of the commission, the composer was asked to use folk songs that were associated with the State of Ohio and the surrounding areas. The three songs that make up this composition are: The Lovely Ohio, He’s Gone Away, and Old Dan Tucker.



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