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Dilorenzo: Dracula, The Seduction / Dilorenzo, Proteus 7

Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90283   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony DiLorenzo
Performer:  Anthony DiLorenzoGeoffrey HardcastleCharles PillowHans Bohn,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony DiLorenzo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Proteus 7
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anthony DiLorenzo arranged this suite of highlights from his full-length Dracula ballet for the ensemble Proteus 7. Primarily a brass ensemble (of which DiLorenzo is leader and first trumpeter), the group is here augmented by woodwinds, percussion, and some really cool instruments including a Theremin, Bass Waterphone, and Daxophone. The latter is a piece of curved wood (with an implanted microphone) played with a bow, which produces some horrific roaring sounds. All of this makes for a deliciously spooky atmosphere, but it's not all ghost and goblin effects--there's plenty of real music going on. DiLorezno has composed music for ABC-TV as well as trailers for more than 70 movies, and it shows in
Read more the brilliant and exciting brass writing (some of the more dramatic passages remind me of the old Mannix television series).

However, the score heavily relies on waltzes and other classic dance forms, and there is a romantic, gothic sweep that informs the whole project. Elements of jazz make a welcome contribution as well, including atmospheric use of the marimba. The playing, as you would expect of such a devoted group of musicians, is simply brilliant--cutting-edge in its virtuosity. In short, this disc is a barrel of fun! Dorian's amazing 24-bit recording and xCD technology reach new heights of realism, so much so that some listeners may consider upgrading their equipment, happily a less expensive proposition these days.
--Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Dracula, the Seduction by Anthony DiLorenzo
Performer:  Anthony DiLorenzo (Trumpet), Geoffrey Hardcastle (Trumpet), Charles Pillow (Saxophone),
Hans Bohn (Trombone), Matthew Gaunt (Tuba), Scott Harman (Trombone),
Feza Zweifel (Percussion), Rob Schwimmer (Theremin)
Conductor:  Anthony DiLorenzo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Proteus 7
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Dracula: Act I: The Castle
Dracula: Act I: Vampires Race Home
Dracula: Act I: Dance of the Gypsies
Dracula: Act I: Waltz of the Dead
Dracula: Act I: Castle Guards and 's Passion
Dracula: Act I: 's Deceptive Plan
Dracula: Act I: Bats Take Flight and Trapped with no Escape
Dracula: Act II: The Messenger
Dracula: Act II: Gypsy Caravan
Dracula: Act II: The Guests Arrive
Dracula: Act II: Parade of Ghouls
Dracula: Act II: The Grand Waltz
Dracula: Act II: The Seduction
Dracula: Act II: Run for Your Life
Dracula: Act II: Finale

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