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Johan De Meij: The Symphonies / Parker, Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble

De Meij / Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573143   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johan de Meij
Conductor:  Harlan D. Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peabody Conservatory Wind EnsemblePeabody Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Award-winning conductor and composer Johan de Meij’s First Symphony ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a spectacular evocation in five portraits and scenes based on Tolkien’s tale of a grand quest and the struggle of good against evil. The Second Symphony is an ode to the symmetry of New York’s streets and its massive architecture, as well as a tribute to the American styles of Copland and Bernstein, while the cinematic effects of the Third Symphony form an epic paean to the entire earth in all its miraculous beauty. Award-winning conductor and composer Johan de Meij’s First Symphony ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a spectacular evocation in five portraits and scenes based on Tolkien’s tale of a grand quest and the struggle of good against evil. The Second Symphony is an ode to the symmetry of New York’s streets and its massive architecture, as well as a tribute to the American styles of Copland and Bernstein, while the cinematic effects of the Third Symphony form an epic paean to the entire earth in all its miraculous beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 "The Big Apple" by Johan de Meij
Conductor:  Harlan D. Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Netherlands 
2. Symphony no 1 "The Lord of the Rings" by Johan de Meij
Conductor:  Harlan D. Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1988; Netherlands (Holland 
3. Symphony no 3 "Planet Earth" by Johan de Meij
Conductor:  Harlan D. Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble,  Peabody Children's Chorus

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings": I. Gandalf (The Wizard)
Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings": II. Lothlorien (The Elvenwood)
Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings": III. Gollum (Smeagol)
Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings": IV. Journey in the Dark: a. The Mines of Moria - b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dum
Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings": V. Hobbits
Symphony No. 2, "The Big Apple": I. Skyline -
Symphony No. 2, "The Big Apple": Interlude: Times Square Cadenza -
Symphony No. 2, "The Big Apple": II. Gotham
Symphony No. 3, "Planet Earth" (version for chorus and wind ensemble): I. Lonely Planet
Symphony No. 3, "Planet Earth" (version for chorus and wind ensemble): II. Planet Earth
Symphony No. 3, "Planet Earth" (version for chorus and wind ensemble): III. Mother Earth

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