Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Persichetti, Dello Joio, Bennett|
Pageant : American Music for Symphonic Bands
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Soundtracks, Classical
Listen to Samples
Makes me remember why I was almost a music major!
Kimberly Bailey | Kirksville, MO United States | 08/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really had to scour the internet to find and buy this cd! Why would I do such a thing? One day while driving in my car, I heard "Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes Chance playing on NPR and those wonderful memories of my freshman year of college came flooding back! The Chance piece is such a joyous and intricate exploration of the beautiful sounds that can be created when an ensemble of talented musicians, a great director, and a truly original piece of music are joined as one. I bought the cd specifically for this piece, but I also remember performing "American Overture" by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins while studying trumpet performance at Truman State University, a small liberal arts college in northeast Missouri.
Ok, so I gave up the dream of a career as a professional musician, but I will never forget that feeling of chills running up my spine while playing my trumpet on a lush piece like that one.
I'll bet if you were ever a band member in high school or college, this cd will bring back some good memories. Orchestral music is wonderful, but there is nothing like a big brass section and lots of percussion to make your heart race and your spirits soar!"
Dello Joio is awesome
R. Kennedy | Cambridge Ohio | 07/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard "Scenes from the Louvre" before, and it was quite a pleasant surprise.Dello Joio's music isn't that common, or maybe better to say not commonly found... so when a new work pops up I usually try to at least audition it. I wasn't disappointed at all.By closing one's eyes, you can almost visualize walking through the different galleries - Dello Joio paints with music as well as any of the masters painted with oil! Bravo!The rest of the CD is fine, but "Scenes from the Louvre" is the shining star. I only wish I had been able to see the television production that this was written for.Being a huge Dello Joio fan, I would appreciate being steered in the right direction for more of his music, especially anything that was written for, or has been transcribed for the Wind Symphony medium."