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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND: Russian Expressions

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND: Russian Expressions

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2011


Artists:

Graham, Lowell


Lowell Graham

Conductor

United States Air Force Concert Band



Record Label
Altissimo

Genre:

Concert Band


Classical

Total Time - 69:55
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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND: Russian Expressions

     
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RODION KONSTANTINOVICH SHCHEDRIN

1 

Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, "Ozorniye chastushki" (Naughty Limericks) (arr. F. Pappajohn)

8:55
     
 

LEV ATOVMYAN

 

Ballet Suite No. 4 (arr. L. Atovmyan and F. Pappajohn)

 
2 I. Introduction 5:01
     
3 II. Waltz 4:19
     
4 III. Scherzo 3:27
     
 

IGOR STRAVINSKY

 

The Firebird Suite (arr. L. Odom)

 
5 I. Kashchey's Magic Garden 3:08
     
6 II. Appearance of the Firebird 0:16
     
7 III. Dance of the Firebird 1:10
     
8 IV. Capture of the Firebird by Ivan Tsarevitch 0:22
     
9 V. The Firebird’s Entreaties 4:13
     
10 VI. Appearance of the Thirteen Enchanged Princesses 1:28
     
11 VII. Princesses' Khorovod (Round) 4:41
     
12 VIII. Infernal Dance of Kashchey's Subject 4:41
     
13 IX. Cradle Song of the Firebird (Deep Shadows) 4:09
     
14 X. Disappearance of the Palace and of Kashchey's Spells - Captive Warriors Emerge from Spell - General Rejoicing 3:12
     
 

SERGEY PROKOFIEV

 

Ala i Lolli Suite, Op. 20, "Skifskaya syuita" (Scythian Suite) (arr. L. Odom)

 
15 I. Adoration of Veles and Ala 6:28
     
16 II. The Enemy God and Dance of the Spirits of Darkness 3:09
     
17 III. Night 6:11
     
18 IV. Glorious Departure of Lolly and Procession of the Sun 5:05
     
 Lowell Graham Conductor
 Graham, Lowell


Using the exciting medium of the wind ensemble, Russian Expressions is a collection of masterpieces transcribed for band featuring the work of composers like Igor Stravinsky and Sergey Prokofiev.The selections present on this album represent a culturally diverse multi-dimensional collaboration of expression and genre. Led by Colonel Lowell E. Graham, The United States Air Force Concert Band uses its talent and artistry to pay tribute to the legacies of four Russian masters. The tracks on this album are characteristic of these composers’ national heritage and native folklore. The album is divided into four different segments and features songs like " The Firebird’s Entreaties" and "The Adoration of Veles and Ala". Beautifully composed and performed, Russian Expressions is an album that is both diverse and exquisite.

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