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Hess: The Winds Of Power / Nigel Hess, London So Winds


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9764   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra WindsDaubeney Middle School Bedford Pupils
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: CTS and Taezor Studios, London Recorded and mixed by Toby Alington. May and July 1992 and February 1999 Producer(s) Nigel Hess Music associate: Ian Macpherson Recorded in: CTS and Taezor Studios, London Recorded and mixed by Toby Alington. May and July 1992 and February 1999 Producer(s) Nigel Hess Music associate: Ian Macpherson Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Winds of Power by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
East Coast Pictures by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: BY 1999 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: The first movement, "Shelter Island," and the third movement, "New York," were recorded at CTS Studios in London 5/1995. The second movement, "The Catskills," was recorded at CTS Studios in London 2/1999. 
3.
Stephenson's Rocket by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Global Variations by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Thames Journey by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Scramble! by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7.
The TV Detectives by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This work is a suite that incorporates five of Hess' themes for British detective programs. 
8.
To the Stars! by Nigel Hess
Conductor:  Nigel Hess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Winds,  Daubeney Middle School Bedford Pupils
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Thames Journey
East Coast Pictures: No. 1. Shelter Island
East Coast Pictures: No. 2. The Catskills
East Coast Pictures: No. 3. New York
Stephenson's Rocket
Global Variations
The Winds of Power
Scramble!
The TV Detectives
To the Stars!

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superlative, and oh so refreshing, band music June 24, 2013 By David R. (Pine, CO) See All My Reviews "I am new to Nigel Hess. And what a discovery this disc is! He is absolutely one of the best composers of symphonic band music ever. This is REAL music, not the fluff that passes today as band music. So much of it is either dreary and dreadful with flat, limp flutes; or noisy, non-musical noise; or march/militaristic bombast. None of that applies to this great composer. This is orchestral in nature, full of color and nuance, and full, orchestral sounds from winds! It is extremely creative and imaginitive music. It is played here by a fantastic concert band, replete with a full clarinet choir compliment (contra alto and contra bass included). Only the principal trumpet, with the very prominent, wide vibrato distracts (and it is really pretty awful, even by British standards). But fortunately that trumpeter has minimal solo opportunities to wobble through and therefore it's easy to ignore. This is an absolutely delightful, engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking concert. And, it is superbly recorded. Very Very Very highly recommended to all lovers of orchestral music, in addition to band affictionados." Report Abuse
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