A Guide to the Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony, Recording, 1998
Commissioned by the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the the "Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony," was the result of a three-year collaboration between composer Jefferson Todd Frazier and writer Stephen Harrigan. The symphony narrates the experiences of an 81-year old oil entrepreneur in West Texas.
Composed of an audiocassette tape, the "Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony," Recording, 1998, documents the Brazos Symphony’s performance of this piece, conducted by Jefferson Todd Frazier. Narrated by Barry Corbin from the perspective of an 81-year old oil entrepreneur, the symphony recording describes life in West Texas and the oil industry.
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"Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony," Recording, 1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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