Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Dec. 15

Arthur Shepherd's Horizons: Symphony No. 1 premiered by the Cleveland Orchestra, with the composer conducting, on this day (1927). A tone poem (and love letter) to the west, it ends with a towering, symphonic arrangement of "The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning." The work was performed repeatedly in 1929, 1930, and 1932 (European tour). Arthur Shepherd: American Composer, by Richard Loucks, Brigham Young University Press, 1980, p. 21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gcWAndyj60

Glen Nelson