Personal Name

Gardner Read



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Publication Date

Spring 4-2-1970

Year of Release



April 2,3,4, 1970

Dr. Gardner Read, guest composer

Since the inception of the Contemporary Music Festival at Marshall University the Festival has been dedicated to the broadening of perspectives and the deeper understanding of our musical environment. Our objective is to get people involved in Contemporary Music, not only those from Marshall University but also those from surrounding institutions. We are able to welcome students and faculty from the University of Kentucky, Morehead University, W. Va. State College and Morris Harvey College to our campus for the first time. In our thinking, a variety of ideas can be brought forth by these different people and that mutual conclusions can be made on topics presented by this Festival. We hope that the experiences provided will be of such value to all participants that similar Festivals may be planned in the future.

Symphonic Choir

Dr. Paul A. Balshaw, conductor

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Robert R. Clark, conductor

Symphonic Band

Thomas Bowen, conductor

Chamber Orchestra and Small Ensemble

Dr. Paul W. Whear

J. D. Folsom, trumpet

Nancy Cole Williams, piano

Robin Romaneck, Allan Jarrell, James Diehl, Steve Thompson, saxophone

Suanne Hower Blair

Berni Finfrock, Patty DeVore, Richard McFadden, Ronald Horton, David Phillip

Barbara Spitzer, soprano soloist

Marshall University Brasswind Ensemble

Dr. Leon Thompson

Dr. F.A. Mueller

Dr. William Stacy


Evelyn Hollberg Smith Music Hall

Library of Congress Authorities

Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Mass, G major

Whear, Paul W.

Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987. Symphonies, no. 6, op. 69

Bielawa, Herbert

Read, Gardner, 1913-2005. Pennsylvaniana suite. Dunlap's Creek

Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Variations on America

Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. Chansons, mixed voices

Gerrish, John, 1910-2010

Vaughn Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958

Tubb, Monte, 1933-

Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969.

Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Contemplations. Unanswered question

Piston, Walter, 1894-1976. Concertino, piano, orchestra

Schiff, Charles

Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. English songs. Wild flower's song

Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008.

Rorem, Ned, 1923- Silver swan

Hartley, Walter S. (Walter Sinclair), 1927- Concertinos, trumpet, band


contemporary music, recital, 20th century


Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Music | Music Performance

Zeta Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Marshall University Music Department Presents The Third Annual Contemporary Music Festival