Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Lila Challis Papers

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This collection contains the hand-written sheet music for Lila Challis's composition for orchestra "The Water's Journey." The piece is in four movements: The Brook, The Lake at Dusk, The River, The Mighty Ocean. It is orchestrated for strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and keyboards. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra performed this piece under the direction of C. Valter Poole, probably in the 1950s or 1960s. Challis (1908-2007) was a Detroit music teacher and composer, a graduate and faculty member of the Detroit Conservatory of Music.

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