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Louis W. Ballard

Louis W. Ballard

Ritmo Indio (A Study in American Indian Rhythms) for Woodwind Quintet

Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák

Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, American

David Bruce

David Bruce

Gumboots

About This Program

Approximate length 2:00

Written during his summer in Spillville Iowa, Antonín Dvořák’s American Quintet draws on influences he saw as uniquely American — African-American spiritual melodies, taught to him by composer Henry T. Burleigh, and rhythms from Native American music, which he discovered through the traveling Kickapoo Medicine Show. Other pieces on this program reflect similar influence. David Bruce’s Gumboots is derived from the Apartheid-era South African dance, and Louis W. Ballard’s Ritmo Indio is a study in American Indian rhythms.