A Quote by Meredith Willson on cities, courage, freedom, loyalty, motives, purpose, spirituality, and strength

From the explanatory notes that Willson wrote to accompany his symphony, A Symphony of San Francisco,: "Generally speaking, the first movement is intended to convey pioneer courage, loyalty, strength of purpose and freedom." The trumpet motive in the closing Allegro "is a call of defiance to the very elements themselves that had the temerity to dispute the spiritual strength and courage of the golden city of the West."

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: “One Vote for Willson,” by Jay Nordlinger, National Review Magazine; June 05, 2000

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