Music: Terrible Thing

Last month, when Philadelphia Composer Harl McDonald announced the first performance of a composition for women's chorus and orchestra commemorating the Lindbergh kidnapping, Philadelphians were apprehensive.

Last week Philadelphia socialites took their apprehensions to the Academy of Music to hear Composer McDonald's new opus, entitled Lament for the Stolen. As the Philadelphia Orchestra and a black-&-blue clad chorus of 216 swung out under Eugene Ormandy's baton, listeners jumped and groped for their program notes. There they were partially reassured by reading: "The whole chorus, unaccompanied, announces fear and shock in a...

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