Ives: Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting" & Symphony No. 4
The American composer Charles Ives was profoundly influenced by hymns – a connection that Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus make explicit on their live recording of Ives's Third and Fourth Symphonies. Alongside the two symphonies are some of the American hymns that found their way into those scores. Both symphonies are highly complex works yet, as their use of hymns shows, also richly evocative.