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Walton: The Quest; Broughton: Silverado Overture; Tchaikovsky: The Maid Of Orleans, Etc / Leslie, Unlv Wind Orchestra


Release Date: 06/24/2008 
Label:  Klavier Records   Catalog #: 11169   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bruce BroughtonFrank TicheliMasao YabeFisher Tull,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas G. LeslieTakayoshi Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Quest is a survey of wind band pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries performed by the acclaimed UNLV Wind Orchestra led by Thomas G. Leslie. Bruce Broughton’s Silverado Overture is taken from the Oscar-nominated score of the movie Silverado which he himself composed in 1985. The Quest suite was arranged by Vilem Tausky from William Walton’s patriotic wartime piece for ballet. The final movement of the suite is a passacaglia written in homage to Vaughan Williams. Sanctuary was composed by Frank Ticheli as a tribute to the life, career, and accomplishments of his friend and horn player H. Robert Reynolds. Inspired by the first time he saw his own shadow by moonlight, Masao Yabe’s “Tsuki-no-Utage” takes Read more the listener to a moonlit banquet attended by the goblins and spirit of the night. Accolade by Fisher Tull is written in one continuous movement although five sections can be distinguished by changes in tempi. Each section is based on a different version of the same melody. The finale of the recording is a transcription of three stirring dances from Tchaikovsky’s opera The Maid of Orleans. The UNLV Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Thomas G. Leslie, has received international acclaim for its fresh and creative approach to music making. The ensemble has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous significant new works by America’s finest young composers and landmark American contemporary composers like Roger Nixon and James Barnes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Silverado: Overture by Bruce Broughton
Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2. Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli
Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3. Symphonice Dances for Band "Tsuki-no Utage" by Masao Yabe
Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 13 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4. Accolade by Fisher Tull
Conductor:  Takayoshi Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5. Maid of Orleans: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Length: 12 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6. The Quest by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 14 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Silverado (Broughton): Overture
Sanctuary (Ticheli)

Sound Samples

Silverado (arr. J.D. Morsch): Silverado: Overture (arr. J.D. Morsch)
The Quest (arr. S. Capaldo and V. Tausky): Magician and the Transformation
The Quest (arr. S. Capaldo and V. Tausky): Siciliana
The Quest (arr. S. Capaldo and V. Tausky): The Challenge
The Quest (arr. S. Capaldo and V. Tausky): The Reunion
Sanctuary
Symphonic Dances, "Tsuki-no Utage"
Accolade
Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orleans), Op. 4 (arr. J.R. Bourgeois): Act II: Dance of the Bohemians
Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orleans), Op. 4 (arr. J.R. Bourgeois): Act II: Dance of the Pages
Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orleans), Op. 4 (arr. J.R. Bourgeois): Act II: Dance of the Actors

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