Extra Credit 2 - The cellos softly flow in harmony from...

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The cellos softly flow in harmony from Symphony No. 3 from Roy Harris. A generation ago Roy Harris was much better known than he is now. He has written excellent music especially symphonies. The somber tone seems to be complimented by violins. The instruments are completely in harmony as the piece continues. Roy Harris’ beginnings are just about as American as you can get. He was born February 12, 1898 in a family log cabin on the farm in Oklahoma. He had four siblings in a poor but hard working family. His parents moved to California when he was young and his family settled into the san Gabriel Valley. Harris studied piano with his mother when he was young and then took up clarinet as well. He became a full time well known composer. In the early years, he supported himself by being a truck driver and delivery man for a dairy company. Throughout his life, Harris was a doer. Besides composing 170 pieces of music, he taught all over the county, and was the Director of Music in the US Office of War Information during the Second World War. In between these duties he
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