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Evelyn Glennie Meets The Black Dyke Band- Reflected In Brass


Release Date: 11/29/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63234   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter GrahamJames BarnesRudy StaritaJoseph Green,   ... 
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Crossover Album."
Evelyn Glennie's uncanny virtuosity takes yet another surprising turn with this inventive collection of tunes for xylophone, marimba, vibraphone accompanied by a backdrop of brass from the Black Dyke Band. From evocative heart-rending ballads to boisterous show tunes to adaptations of familiar works, virtually all styles of popular music are represented here.
Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1" is given a lovely arrangement with a slowly pulsing brass line against a appropriately reverberant vibraphone while the warm tone of the marimba perfectly suits the "Yorkshire Ballad" and the Irish classic "Danny Boy." Other highlights include two
Read more jazz-oriented tunes: "Triplets" (a huge hit in 1919) and the Charleston-flavored "Rudy's Rambles." But perhaps the most fun track of all, because it also includes a wild assortment of bells, whistles and pop guns, is Peter Graham's "Cartoon Music," a piece that was inspired by the manic and zany music written for the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons of the 1940s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Xylophone Classics by Peter Graham
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley of British xylophone solos from the 1930s which includes the following:
Mark Brewer: The Linnet's Parade
J. S. Howgill: La Juana
Laurence Inns: Robbin' Harry
Simpson: On the Track
Skull: Whiz Bang 
2. Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Rudy's Rambles by Rudy Starita
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. The Whirlwind by Joseph Green
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Evelyn Glennie 
6. Taps in Tempo by Jan Berenska
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. 'Tween Heather and Sea by George H. Geldard
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1905 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8. The Gypsy Virtuoso by Ian Finkel
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9. The Golden Age of the Xylophone by Floyd Werlé
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This medley was composed in collaboration with Randy Eyles and includes the following songs:
Joplin: Bethana
Brookman & Olman: Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Alteridge & Carroll: By the Beautiful Sea
Bayes & Norworth: Shine on Harvest Moon
Cannon: Bill Bailey
Green: Rainbow Ripples
Green: Frivolity
Bowman: Twelfth Street Rag 
10. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Vibraphone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Graham 
11. Gee Whizz! by Byron Brooke
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12. Cartoon Music by Peter Graham
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13. Hittin' em up by George Hackford
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
14. Triplets by George Hamilton Green
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15. Slavic Fantasy by Carl Höhne
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor:  James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Studio 7, B. B. C. Studios, Manchester 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Graham 

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