University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony, Recording, 1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brazos Symphony
Title: "Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony," Recording
Dates: 1998
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 99-002
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Corbin, Barry.
Frazier, Jefferson Todd.
Harrigan, Stephen.
Subjects (Organizations)
Brazos Symphony.
Eastman School of Music.
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas, West -- History.
Symphonies -- 20th century.
Places
Texas, West -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"Buffalo Altar, A Texas Symphony," Recording, 1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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Sound archives Audiocassette tape, 1998