Delius and Duke Ellington

It is well documented that Duke Ellington, the famous jazz bandleader, pianist and composer, was an aficionado of Delius' music.  Ellington acknowledged that Delius was an influence on his musical style.

Ellington composed and recorded a work which takes its name from one of Delius' most innovative orchestral works.   "In a Blue Summer Garden" is not obviously derivative, but rather is Ellington's tribute to a fellow composer and innovator.

Here is a RealAudio file of this work.  You must have the free RealAudio Player (Version 3.0) to hear the file.

In a Blue Summer Garden (473K)

Alternatively, you may start RealPlayer and type in this location:
http://thompsonian.info/delduke.ra

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