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Mount Rushmore for Chorus and Orchestra
 
 
 
 
Choral Score
Series: BH Large Choral
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Format: Softcover
SATB Divisi
Composer: Michael Daugherty
 
Mount Rushmore (2010) for chorus and orchestra is inspired by the monumental sculpture, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, of four American presidents: George Washington (1732-1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). The American sculptor Gutzon Borglum supervised the carving of these figureheads into the granite mountainside of Mount Rushmore, from 1927 until his death in 1941. Created during the Great Depression (1927-1941) against seemingly impossible odds with a small crew of men, Mount Rushmore came to symbolize an attitude of hope against adversity. Borglum described the monument as “American drawn from American sources, memorializing American achievement.” Drawing from American musical sources and texts, Daugherty's composition echoes the resonance and dissonance of Mount Rushmore as a complex icon of American history. Like Mount Rushmore, the libretto is carved out of the words of each President.
 
12.95 (US)
Inventory #HL 48023925
ISBN: 9781495076862
UPC: 888680649371
Publisher Code: M051097784
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
84 pages
 
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