From the Journals of Lewis and Clark

Title: From the Journals of Lewis and Clark
Date of Composition: Copyright © 1999 Daniel Bukvich
Level of Difficulty: University/Professional
Instrumentation: Chorus and Orchestra
Performance Time: 64 minutes
Publisher: This piece is the property of the Great Falls Symphony of Great Falls, Montana. Groups seeking to perform this work should contact the Great Falls Symphony about renting the music.
Program Notes:

From the Journals of Lewis and Clark” was commissioned by the Great Falls Symphony of Great Falls, Montana to commemorate their 40th anniversary. CD recordings of the premiere performance on March 23, 1999 are available for purchase at the GFSA web site.

In 1803 Meriwether Lewis was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the area that had recently been purchased by the United States. On May 22, 1804, the Corps of Discovery left St. Louis, Missouri. From The Journals of Lewis and Clark takes its listeners along on that journey, one of the most fascinating stories in the history of our country. The narration is taken from President Jefferson’s instructions to Captain Lewis.

“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River… in all your interaction with the natives, treat them in the most friendly manner…” - Thomas Jefferson

Close your eyes and you’ll experience the lively sounds of Cruzatte’s Fiddle around the campfire; the Scalp Dance of the Teton Sioux; a soothing Lullaby for Jean Baptiste, son of Sacagawea and Charbonneau; the wonder as members of the expedition first hear A Roaring Too Tremendous at the great falls of the Missouri and more!

Movements:

  1. First Reading & Crusatte’s Fiddle
  2. Fiddle Cadenza
  3. Omne Solum Forti Patria
  4. Scalp Dance of the Teton Sioux
  5. Bird Woman
  6. Captain Clark’s Spelling
  7. A Roaring Too Tremendous
  8. Lullaby for Jean Baptiste
  9. Each One’s Preference Was Recorded
  10. Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (Beethoven)
Recordings: Details about recording(s):
  • Performer(s): Great Falls Symphony
  • Conductor: Gordon J. Johnson
  • Location: Great Falls, Montana
  • Date recorded: March 23, 1999
  • CD recording available at UI Bookstore

File(s) available:

Recording(s) posted: [2002-09-28 00:00:00]

Recordings: Details about recording(s):
  • Performer(s): Great Falls Symphony and Symphonic Choir
  • Download each movement separately below:

    1. First Reading & Cruzatte’s Fiddle [7:35]

    Recording(s) posted: [2013-02-15 00:00:00]

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