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 Mother of Us All, opera 1947 01:40:01 Opera
Four Saints in Three Acts, opera (full and abridged versions) 1927 01:19:43 Opera
The River, suite from the film score for orchestra 1937 24:59 Orchestral
Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony No. 1") 1926 21:20 Symphony
The Plow That Broke the Plains, film score 1936 26:06 Film Score
Bennett Lerner, Senza espressione, portrait for piano (17 Portraits, No. 14) 1983 01:20 Keyboard
A Prayer to Saint Catherine, song for voice & piano (Mostly About Love, No. 4) 1959 02:56 Vocal Music
Stabat Mater, for soprano & string quartet 1931 06:01 Vocal Music
Sonata da chiesa, for clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone & viola 1926 15:36 Chamber Music
Symphony No. 3 1972 12:14 Symphony
Lord Byron, opera 1961 01:30:46 Opera
Preciosilla, song for voice & piano 1927 03:55 Vocal Music
Phillip Ramey: Thinking Hard, portrait for piano (17 Portraits, No. 15) 1983 00:50 Keyboard
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, hymn arrangement for chorus (or male chorus or female chorus) (Hymns of the Old South, No. 1) 1937 03:49 Choral
Susie Asado, song for voice & piano 1926 01:40 Vocal Music
Edges: A Portrait of Robert Indiana, for piano 1966 01:25 Keyboard
The Feast of Love, song for baritone & orchestra (or piano) 1964 08:17 Vocal Music
Three Antiphonal Psalms, for 2-part chorus 1922 05:29 Choral
Symphony No. 2 1931 16:31 Symphony
John Peel, song for baritone & piano 1955 03:19 Vocal Music
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