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Humphrey Evans


Vedic Pronouncements

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Humphrey Evans
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From the October 1968 WGBH Program guide: “ A gifted young composer and Yale undergraduate, Evans has been accused of creating ‘freaked out’ sound instead of music. He answers this charge in a spirited session with his contemporaries- all members of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra - when Channel 2 presents a portrait of Humphrey Evans this month. Evans is seen in rehearsal with Youth Symphony which is performing his ‘Vedic Pronouncements’ , and in a debate with the young musicians who are uncertain about the meaning of this new work. The 20-year-old composer tries to explain, and how well he succeeds is evident in the finished performance which follows.”



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Chicago: “Humphrey Evans,” 05/24/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DC906B61B0B4EBE9DFB5922EF7C1E5B.
MLA: “Humphrey Evans.” 05/24/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DC906B61B0B4EBE9DFB5922EF7C1E5B>.
APA: Humphrey Evans. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DC906B61B0B4EBE9DFB5922EF7C1E5B
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