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Isn't this the composition for which Tom Griselle won a prize for his Two 
American Nocturnes? (Also on a Naxos CD, Symphonic Jazz.)

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Alec McLane wrote:

  There were actually only 4 composers because Robert Russell Bennett
  was awarded 2/5 of the prize. Here's from the liner notes to a Naxos
  recording of Bennett's _Abraham Lincoln_ (quoted at
  http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?
  
item_code=8.559004&catNum=559004&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English):

  __________________________
  In Paris and Berlin in 1927-28, on a Guggenheim Scholarship, he
  noticed an RCA Victor competition with a prize of 25,000 dollars for
  an outstanding orchestral composition, with a small prize for a
  lighter piece of music. He submitted the two works on this disc - the
  patriotic Abraham Lincoln and the abstract orchestral painting of
  Sights and Sounds. Both pieces were scored for an enormous band of
  musicians and are of large proportions.

  RCA Victor's jury consisted of Leopold Stokowski, Serge Koussevitzky,
  Frederick Stock, Rudolph Ganz and Olga Samaroff. They decided no work
  was better than any other to win outright and awarded five prizes to
  Aaron Copland's Dance Symphony, Louis Gruenberg's Symphony, Ernst
  Bloch's Helvetia and two 5,000 dollar awards to Bennett's pieces.

  Despite their huge orchestral forces, Bennett's prizewinners were
  then published. Abraham Lincoln was first performed by Stokowski and
  the Philadelphia Orchestra in October 1931, with a second performance
  given a fortnight later at the dedication of the Juilliard School's
  new auditorium. For this, Bennett wrote his own programme notes,
  drawn from below.
  ___________________________

  Alec

  At 11:19 AM 4/17/2006, Paul Charosh wrote:
  >
  >
  >In 1929, RCA Victor offered a prize of $25,000 for a new symphonic  work.
  >The
  >prize was divided among five composers.  Copland was  one; he received 
$5,000
  >for his submission.
  >
  >How to find out  who were the other four recipients?  Also, who at 
RCA/Victor
  >was in  charge of the competition?  Can one find out who were the judges?
  >Can
  >one find out who submitted works?
  >
  >Paul Charosh

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