Orchestra rehearsal for the Feld Ballet
NamesFeld, Eliot (Speaker)Ardolino, Emile (Director)Gould, Morton, 1913-1996 (Speaker)Schwarz, Gerald (Conductor)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-12-19
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-2269
TopicsGould, Morton, 1913-1996Feld, EliotGould, Morton, 1913-1996 -- FormationsGould, Morton, 1913-1996 -- Santa Fe sagaFeld BalletBattle hymn of the republic (Song)Dance in AmericaDance in motion pictures, television, etcRehearsals
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WNET/13 December 19, 1978 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 5 audiotape reels (approximately 1 hr., 35 min.) : polyester; half-track; 7.5 ips; 5 in.Overall, the sound quality is good. There are frequent technical notes and comments, other extraneous noises, and short gaps.
DescriptionRecording of the orchestra rehearsal held on December 19, 1978, at the New York City National Recording Studios in connection with the filming of The Feld Ballet, a television program broadcast on May 16, 1979, as part of the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York. The rehearsal is of music by Morton Gould, including excerpts of Santa Fe saga [music for Eliot Feld's work Santa Fe saga] and Formations [music for Feld's work Half time], and a work referred to as Battle hymn [Battle Hymn of the Republic]. The recording includes occasional instructions and comments by Gould, Emile Ardolino (the director of the program), Gerald Schwarz (the conductor), and Eliot Feld, as well as a discussion between Gould and Feld. The recording of a subsequent production session, held on January 10,1979, is in the Library's collection and cataloged as Recording session of The Feld Ballet /WNET/13. A videocassette of the finished program is also in the Library's collection and cataloged as *MGZIC 9-114.
Streaming audio file 1, December 19, 1978 (approximately 22 minutes). The first approximate minutes of the recording is in substantial part the setting of decibel levels and the tuning of the musical instruments; at approximately 15 minutes into the recording, the rehearsal begins, initially with the Battle hymn of The republic. The recording includes occasional instructions and comments by Emile Ardolino, Morton Gould, Gerald Schwarz, and Eliot Feld. .
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 24 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues, again with occasional instructions and comments by the participants.
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 22 minutes).The orchestra rehearsal continues, again with occasional instructions and comments by the participants.
Streaming audio file 4 (approximately 20 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues. This file consists in substantial part of a discussion between Eliot Feld and Morton Gould, including with respect to Gould's use of vernacular forms in his music, the creative process, and Feld's use of his music.
Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 7 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79419556NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16295003Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d7281960-e435-0135-20b5-5f31898a236b
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