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    Greetings all
    I am on the hunt for a digital or super clean recording of Hershy Kay's "Western Symphony" it was a piece ( I believe ) commissioned by George Balanchine for the New York city Ballet .
    Only one recording seems to exist and it is only on LP.
    I did an inter-library loan and the recording that arrived a few days ago, is quite scratchy.
    Anyone have this ? , I'd be willing to pay for a cleaned up copy.
    Terry ( minkhollow )
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    You might try Amazon? This remastered download is available in the UK:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kay-Western.../dp/B06XRHSBGC

    I must admit I have never heard of this piece myself.....

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    Thank you so much

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    By the way, Hershy Kay also orchestrated two of Leonard Bernstein's musicals, "On the Town" and "Candide."

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    As I said on the other thread, it's also on Deezer.

    http://www.deezer.com/album/15691986

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    Yes, I went to the link, my deep appreciation to you

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    It's also on this compilation over at Spotify. Full version.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1vGLp...SgaY_xmfHu_dhw
    Last edited by Merl; Feb-12-2020 at 18:52.

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    Kay's Western Symphony is another in a long list of works that desperately needs a modern recording. This music isn't that difficult to play and there are lot of community, amateur groups that should offer it to their audiences who may not always want heavy, Germanic symphonies and opera excerpts. Kay was a genius!

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