Basic Details

Title
The Plow that Broke the Plains
Availability
Unpublished
Category
Film Score
Instrumentation
1.1.3.1.-2.2.2.0.-2 perc. (including timp)-banjo.gtr(or pf.hp)-str
Duration
27'
Publisher
Manuscript
Premiere
  • World: 14th annual Women's Exposition of Arts and Industries, New York City, NY, May 25th, 1936
Versions
Suite from "The Plow That Broke the Plains" (W13)

Cataloging Information

Year Composed
1936
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
n/a
Meckna Number
W316

Additional Info

Notes

Film by Pare Lorentz

Produced by the Works Progress Administration-Farm Security Administration

Filmtrack production: Alexander Smallens conducting members of the New York Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonic Orchestras

Related Persons

Attachments

Related Works

The Plow That Broke the Plains - Related Works

The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936; ms.; W316)

Film score arranged for orchestra as Suite from "The Plow That Broke the Plains" (Feb 1936; G. Schirmer; See W13)

Orchestral suite also arranged for piano (1936; G. Schirmer; See W178)

Orchestral suite also arranged for brass quintet by Jay Rozen (arr. 1993)

Recordings