Music: Texas All the Way

In Houston's gloomy old municipal auditorium one night last week, Texans plumped into their seats for a go at a favorite pastime: admiring the work of a native son. This time, the son was Composer and Folksong-Arranger (Home on the Range) David Wendel Fentress Guion, 56, a short (5 ft. 5 in.) sober-faced man with a pince-nez, who now lives in Pennsylvania. Guion's latest composition: a symphonic suite called Texas, commissioned for the Houston Symphony Society.

The society suggested Texas history as a theme, but Guion preferred to stick to folk patterns and impressions of Texas sights & sounds. Prairie Dusk, Part...

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