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Price Symphony No. 4

Price: Quartet in G Major

Price: Quartet in G Major

Tomorrow will mark the release of the World Premiere recording of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4. Those looking for a tiny appetizer in anticipation of tomorrow’s main course will enjoy this live recording of the opening of a movement from Price’s Quartet in G Major. I performed this full strings with a small ensemble assembled for an Advent Cantata service at Hunt’s Memorial UMC where I serve as Music Director. I highly recommend this excerpt for use in church services when looking for a short, uplifting, and accessible selection for strings.

Price: Symphony No. 4

Price: Symphony No. 4

the world will get to experience Price’s final statement in the form in the new year. Thanks to Schirmer’s rapid movements, we will be able to do so with score in hand.

Price's Symphonic Works: A Field Guide

Price's Symphonic Works: A Field Guide

When an important composer's papers, including dozens of her best works, are lost and then later found, an entire cottage industry must necessarily grow up around bringing these works to life. Thankfully, the University of Arkansas has begun to create exactly that, and many of Price's works are seeing their very first performances and recordings…

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.