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From "Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)" to "The North Star" (3 works)

Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)
Form: Piano
Date: 1977
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1973
Timing: 8'
Dedication: "Homage to Ives"
Notes: "Commissioned by the Van Cliburn International Quadrennial Competition, 1973."
Form: Three violins, three violas, and three violoncelli
Date: 1960
First performance: 2 March 1961. Washington, D.C. Nadia Boulanger, cond.
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1962
Timing: 18'
Dedication: "to Nadia Boulanger after forty years of friendship"
Notes: can be played by string orchestra. "Commissioned by the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in honor of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss."
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The North Star
Form: Film score
Date: 1943
Script: Lillian Hellman
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
First performance: 4 November 1943
Publisher: Unpublished
Notes: The following excerpts from the film were published: "Song of the Guerrillas;" "The Younger Generation;" " No Village Like Mine." (The first two were published both as solo songs and as choral numbers, the last as a solo song only.) This film was re-released in the 1950s, shorn of its earlier scenes, as "Armored Attack."
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