Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Instrumentation: *3,*3,*3,*3/4,3,3,1/T,4P,Hp/Stgs.
Optional Off-stage Flute Choir
Duration: 16 mins.

Inspired by the James Agee classic, this oft-performed work has entered the repertory as one of the late 20th century’s most effective statements of Americana. Based on seven folk hymns from The Sacred Harp and other old hymnals, it is a moving tribute to America’s past. Recorded by the Houston Symphony, the composer conducting (CRI-SD 347).