Anvil Chorus

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composition date
Giuseppe Verdi
related performer(s)
Glenn Miller

No sentimental value attached

Glenn Miller: "The trend seems to be to jazz up the classics. I don’t have any objection to doing this if there is no sentimental value attached to them. So while the 'Anvil Chorus' from Il Trovatore lends itself every inch of the way to an adaptation, the symphonies of Beethoven don’t, because people think of them as sacred."

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