Schwarz - Above and Beyond (24/44 FLAC)
Schwarz – Above and Beyond (24/44 FLAC)

Orchestra: President’s Own United States Marine Band
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 667 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Creston: Celebration Overture, Op. 61
02. Copland: Emblems
03. Schwarz, G: Above and Beyond

Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
04. I. Lisbon
05. II. Horkstow Grange
06. III. Rufford Park Poachers
07. IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
08. V. Lord Melbourne
09. VI. The Lost Lady Found

10. Rands: Ceremonial
11. Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a
12. Barber: Commando March
13. Offenbach: The Marines’ Hymn (arr. D. Hunsberger for wind ensemble)

President’s Own United States Marine Band
Gerard Schwarz
Recorded: 12 March 2012
Recording Venue: Music Center, Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Recorded at the Music Center, Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, 12 March 2012.

Few wind ensembles have earned such international acclaim as the United States Marine Band, virtuosos who here perform an excitingly varied programme directed by the award-winning conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz. Established classics such as Frederick Fennell’s edition of Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy sit alongside Paul Creston’s festive Celebration Overture.

Copland’s pungent Emblems evokes Amazing Grace in masterly fashion, whilst Schwarz himself contributes his own recent composition Above and Beyond, written specifically for this band in recognition of its remarkable musicianship.

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