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Video: Embryo Suite (1968) composed by Paul Creston

performed by Dr Robert Young McMahan, (Chair, AAA Composers’ Commission Committee)

Paul Creston Embyro Suite, 1st movement

Paul Creston Embyro Suite, 2nd movement

Paul Creston Embyro Suite, 3rd movement

The AAA Composers’ Commissioning Committee welcomes donations from all those who love the classical accordion and wish to see its modern original concert repertoire continue to grow. The American Accordionists’ Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. They can easily be made by visiting the AAA Store at which allows you to both make your donation and receive your tax deductible receipt on the spot.

For additional information, please contact Dr. McMahan at

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2023 AAA 85th Anniversary Festival Daily Reports

July 12-16, 2023
Marriott Philadelphia West
Conshohocken, PA 19428

2023 AAA Color Journal (47 pages)
Wednesday July 12, Daily Report
Thursday July 13, Daily Report
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AAA History Articles

Historical Articles about the AAA by AAA Historian Joan Grauman Morse

Music Commissions

Original works commissioned by the AAA since 1957

Recent articles:
Ernst Krenek: Toccata
William Grant Still: Aria

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