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From: Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 10:17:04 -0600
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Although most of the refs have been to popular/vernacular music, Ferde
Grofe's _Mississippi Suite_ features a 2nd movement titled "Huckleberry
Finn." It's not choral  music, but it's very evocative.  Grofe's _Grand
Canyon Suite_ is more famous;   the _Mississippi Suite_   was written in the
20s I believe, when Grofe was the pianist and arranger for Paul Whiteman's
band.  I have an Angel Records recording that includes these two suites plus
his _Death Valley Suite_.

--Larry Howe

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From: "Mary Leah Christmas" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: Mark Twain Music

> I "third" Bob Slotta's motion re Rush's "Tom Sawyer," which I have long
> considered my fave rock anthem of all time--and yes, especially at full
> volume. Sitting in a parking lot while listening to it on the car radio,
> passers-by think I'm having spontaneous whiplash.
> Re Scott Dalrymple's "Huckleberry Finn" and "mouth feel." Um, uh, well,
> that sounds like new subject-matter for a speech at the Stomach Club, on
> "Science of Song Lyrics." Apologies for the indelicacy, but that's what it
> sounds like. Am now trying to remove the imagery from my mind by passing
> along. (Punch, brothers, punch!)
> Regards,
> Mary Leah Christmas