Harris Symphonies

Harris Symphonies

Roy Harris Symphony 7 and 9

Roy Harris’ works are not that well known, but as an American 20th Century composer, he created some great works. His Symphony 3 is by far the most popular, and there is a nice recording at Archive.org from 1939. Well worth checking out. There is a good Naxos album of Symphonies 7 and 9, and to be honest I prefer them overall to the more famous 3rd.

Harris is somewhat similar to Copland but with a more modern outlook, not your typical symphonic works, but very accessible.

ROY HARRIS: Symphony No. 3
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Victor 78rpm Album M-651 (15885 – 15886)
Recorded in 1939
Digital transfer by F. Reeder

Harris: Symphony 7 and 9 at Amazon

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