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From "In the Beginning" to "Into the Streets May First" (4 works)

In the Beginning
Form: Mezzo-soprano solo and unaccompanied mixed chorus
Date: 1947
Text: Genesis I:1 - II:7.
First performance: 2 May, 1947. Cambridge, Mass. The Collegiate Chorale, cond. Robert Shaw
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1947
Timing: 17'
Notes: written for the Harvard Symposium on Music Criticism
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Inaugural Fanfare
Form: Band
Date: 1969
First performance: 14 June 1969, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gregory Millar
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1976
Timing: 3'
Notes: Revised 1975. "Commissioned by the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for its new City-County Plaza in Vandenberg Center, and the unveiling of Alexander Calder's stabile ‘La Grande Vitesse'"
Form: Orchestra
Date: 1967
First performance: 13 September 1967. Ann Arbor, Michigan. New York Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1968
Timing: 13'
Notes: the title is a word coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Into the Streets May First
Form: Song for voice (or unison chorus) and piano
Date: 1934
Text: from Alfred Hayes, "Into the Streets May First"
First performance: 29 April 1934, New York
Publisher: The New Masses
Date of publication: May 1, 1934
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