Basic Details

Title
The River
Availability
Unpublished
Category
Film Score
Instrumentation
1.2.2.1.-2.2.2.0.-2 perc.(including timp.)-banjo-str
Duration
36'
Publisher
Manuscript
Premiere
  • World: Strand Theatre, New Orleans, LA, October 29th, 1937
Versions
Suite from "The River" (W14)

Cataloging Information

Year Composed
1937
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
n/a
Meckna Number
W317

Additional Info

Notes

Film by Pare Lorentz

Produced by the Works Projects Administration-Farm Security Administration

35 mm. version, 36 min.

16 mm. version, 27 min.

Filmtrack production: Alexander Smallens conducting members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; musical supervision by Virgil Thomson

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