Sheet music for III. Rondo Grande from Symphony No.1 The Art of Eclecticism
III. Rondo Grande from Symphony No.1, Op.34 "The Art of Eclecticism"
(Sound Mass as the refrain...)
Conductor Frederick Fennell's comments:
"One of the interesting things about music is the constantly different way in which young men and women look at it. It is a marvelous kaledidoscope to everybody who touches it. To some people it is, of course a simple tunnel view of what they already know and what they very much enjoy. For others, it is a microscopic view of the moment. For yet others, it is a marvelously telescopic view of great distant visions. Andrew Gelt has a particular view of music as a very eclectic art. And perhaps it could be that his view of eclecticism is an extremely and unabashedly honest one. The four movements outline something of what you might hear, but don't be the slightest bit surprised at what you do." —1978
"[His] Symphony No. 1 is one of the most comprehensive examples of eclectic process in composition with which I am familiar." Clifford Taylor, 1979