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Music Text

Ira Gershwin (E)

Scoring

3.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:BD/TD/cyms/gong-strings

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Programme Note

The North Star was a Samuel Goldwyn production that cost more than three million dollars and was more than a year in preparation. With an original screenplay by Lillian Hellman, the movie told the story of a Russian agricultural community before and after the Nazi invasions. Copland wrote three songs for the score on lyrics by Ira Gershwin, including Song of the Guerillas.

-Vivian Perlis, 1998


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