Virgil Thomson

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Virgil Thomson is one of the few true modernists in America, whose music is almost disconcertingly spare and direct.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
The Plow That Broke the Plains, film score 1936 Film Score
The River, suite from the film score for orchestra 1937 Orchestral
Four Saints in Three Acts, opera (full and abridged versions) 1927 Opera
Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony No. 1") 1926 Symphony
The Mother of Us All, opera 1947 Opera
Shakespeare Songs (5), for voice & piano 1957 Vocal Music
Filling Station, ballet 1937 Ballet
The Plow That Broke the Plains, suite from the film score for orchestra 1936 Orchestral
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, hymn arrangement for chorus (or male chorus or female chorus) (Hymns of the Old South, No. 1) 1937 Choral
Acadian Songs and Dances, for orchestra (from the film "Louisiana Story") 1948 Orchestral
Ragtime Bass, etude for piano (10 Etudes, No. 10) 1943 Keyboard
Autumn, concertino for harp, strings & percussion 1964 Concerto
Lord Byron, opera 1961 Opera
Family Portrait, portraits (5) for horn, 2 trumpets & 2 trombones 1974 Chamber Music
Louisiana Story, suite from the film score for orchestra 1948 Orchestral
The Feast of Love, song for baritone & orchestra (or piano) 1964 Vocal Music
Hymns from the Old South, for chorus 1949 Choral
Mostly About Love, song cycle for voice & piano ("Songs for Alice Estey") 1959 Vocal Music
Preciosilla, song for voice & piano 1927 Vocal Music
Capital Capitals, for 4 male voices & piano 1927 Vocal Music
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