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Americana Symphony (III. 'Different Paths Towards Home') Fugue by Mark O'Connor
Seeded by markoconnor on 8 Sep 2019
Author: Mark O'Connor
For More YouTubes of Mark O'Connor: Americana Symphony (Movement III: "Different Paths Towards Home") - composed by Mark O'Connor Performed by the Baltimore Symphony, Marin Alsop conductor. III. Different Paths Towards Home – This movement is a fugue composed with the original strict rules of fugal writing from hundreds of years ago. It is perhaps interesting that an old European composing technique can result in music that sounds quite American. For many, the Eastern seaboard meant the discovery of the New World. It was the New World, but not yet home. Listen for a section described in the score as “Silk Road to Appalachia.” I hear sounds of Asia in the tradition of American fiddling and folk music and suggest in the music that the Silk Road may have extended all the way to Appalachia. I imagine myself at the edge of the Eastern mountain ranges, the Appalachians, the Great Smokey Mountains, the Alleghenies and looking westward, surveying the
Composer: Mark O'Connor