Grand Canyon Suite

The Grand Canyon Suite is a suite for orchestra by Ferde Grofé, composed during the period from 1929 to 1931. It consists of five parts or movements, each an evocation in tone of a particular scene typical of the Grand Canyon. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra introduced the first public performance of the work, initially titled "Five Pictures of the Grand Canyon", in concert at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago on November 22, 1931.

It consists of 5 movements:

  • I. Sunrise
  • II. Painted Desert
  • III. On The Trail
  • IV. Sunset
  • V. Cloudburst

In the conductor's score, the coda to the Cloudburst movement is notated as a separate movement: VI. Distant Thunder with Crickets Chirping.

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