William Howard Schuman, composer
George Washington Bridge, subtitled "An Impression for Band," was
composed by William Howard Schuman in 1951.
Schuman is one of America’s leading composers.
A past President of Julliard School of Music and the Lincoln Center in New
York, Schuman began to acquire national prominence when, in 1939, his
American Festival Overture was performed by Koussevitsky and the
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
A listing of his works includes an opera, nine symphonies, concertos, choral
works, chamber music, and several major bands works.
George Washington Bridge depicts Schuman’s impression of this great
bridge as he passed it on his way to work as he drove along the Henry Hudson
Parkway on then New York Shore.
This work is considered on of the major classics of the symphonic band
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