Roy Harris was an American composer of the 20th century. He is best recognized for his Symphony No. 3. He was also a professor and influential nationalist leader of American music and was known as the musical spokesman for the American landscape. The works of Harris contain big tone melodies and asymmetrical rhythms. Many of the scenes and music from the USA represent the symphony overture When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1934); the Symphony No. 4 (1940, Folksong Symphony); Kentucky Spring (1949); Symphony No. 6 (1944, Gettysburg Address); and Symphony No. 10 (1965, Abraham Lincoln Symphony).
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