Quiet City

July 4 2010

Aaron Copland, 1939-40. Trumpet, cor anglais, strings.

“Photos from Empty LA by Matt Logue and LA without Traffic by Tom Baker.” Performers not credited.

5 Responses to “Quiet City”

  1. Derek Says:

    My apologies for not crediting the orchestra.

    Performed by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
    with William Harrod, Philip Collins
    Conducted by Erich Kunzel

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Although it’s sometimes safer not to on YouTube. I thought it might be Kunzel. Thank you.

  3. Derek Says:

    I’m performing Quiet City in a concert on August 8th, and we’ll be projecting the video on a screen above the stage as we play (minus the audio, of course). I thought the photos were an excellent way to engage the audience, and I posted this so my fellow performers could see what I was proposing.

  4. davidderrick Says:

    You say on your channel that the piece was written for a 1939 documentary film called The City. But a Wikipedia article says that it comes from music he wrote for a 1939 play called Quiet City by Irwin Shaw. Have you been able to work out which came first?

  5. Derek Says:

    That’s actually a link to another Quiet City video. I did not write the text.


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